Aircelle administrative operations move to Safran’s new “high-tech” hub near Paris
November 7, 2014
The Paris-region operations of Aircelle are moving from their present location at Plaisir into a major new research and technology center of its Safran group parent company in Saclay, situated southwest of the French capital city.
Designated Paris-Saclay, the 44,000-square-meter Safran group site opens this month and will include the new home for the greater Paris administrative offices of Aircelle. Also to be relocated from Plaisir are the executive management, design engineering, commercial and purchasing teams for Aircelle's SLCA subsidiary – which specializes in designing and manufacturing complex aerostructures.
Safran announced the Paris-Saclay center's creation earlier this year, with its location serving as a centralized hub for group-wide research and technology efforts, while also facilitating increased relationships with the region of Saclay – the leading science and technology cluster in France.
The site – which is to eventually employ some 1,500 people, including scientists, engineers and technicians from across Safran group's various businesses and activities – will allow the company to accelerate technological breakthroughs in aerospace, digital technology, materials, processes and sensors.
Aircelle and SLCA will commence operations from the Paris-Saclay facility starting next week, where they are to join Safran Engineering Services (the group's research & technology and innovation departments), as well as partners from universities.