safran has a global presence‚ with more than 58‚ 000 employees worldwide‚ and logged sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. comprising a number of companies‚ safran holds‚ alone or in partnership‚ world or european leadership positions in its markets. safran undertakes extensive research & development programs to keep pace with its fast-evolving markets‚ including expenditures of 1.4 billion euros in 2017.
building on more than a century of relations with china‚ safran is now a major player in the chinese civil aviation markets. since the opening of a representative office in beijing at the end of the 1980s‚ safran has formed strong ties with the major players in the chinese industry and this mutual trust is reflected by long-term collaboration with both partners and customers. over the last 40 years‚ safran has built up a strong presence in china‚ spanning production‚ training‚ maintenance‚ sales and marketing. today with 20 entities and more than 1‚ 800 people operating in china‚ safran is a major player in all segments‚ from airplane and helicopter engines to aircraft landing and braking systems.