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Safran and Toray sign a 10-year contract for the purchasing of high performances composite materials

News International-French

17 Mar 2017

A 10-year master agreement has been signed by Safran and Toray, a major milestone in the historical partnership between the two companies. Thanks to this contract, both partners have now established the frame for the supply of high performance composite materials dedicated to the manufacturing of new generation of aircraft equipment parts.

Safran and Toray intend to reinforce their collaboration to meet the challenges of a growing aviation market, creating advanced yet competitive technologies and offering environmental protective solutions. World leader of high performance carbon fiber and composite materials, Toray will support international leader Safran with the whole variety of innovative materials and newest technologies developed by the group.

Safran Vice President, Materials Purchasing, Thierry Viguier, stated that "Safran undergoes a long time relationship with historical supplier Toray. We now intend to take full and direct benefits of Toray capability to develop high performances composite materials. It was thus time to formalize a way of innovative collaboration through a Long Term Agreement."

Toray Senior Vice President, General Manager of Torayca and Composites Division Yasuo Suga, commented that "Safran is our strategic customer in expanding global business, and we have a long history of material supply. We are extremely pleased to be able to enhance our partnership by providing our latest materials and technologies to Safran. "