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Toray Industries, the world leader in carbon fiber production, has been active in Europe for more than thirty years, manufacturing and marketing TORAYCA carbon fiber solutions through its French subsidiary, which was the first company of the Group to work in this sector outside Japan.

Toray Industries' long-term vision, its globalisation strategy and its international reach, with four production sites in Japan, France, the USA and Korea, have enabled it to establish itself as a global player in the Composites industry. It offers real partnership opportunities to major industry stakeholders through worldwide organisations.

Its drive for innovation, its ambition and capacity for investment have played a major part in the creation of a wide, differentiated range of products to meet the varying needs of the aeronautics and space markets, but other industrial markets too : energy, automotive, civil engineering, plus the sport and leisure market.

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Safran and Toray sign implementation agreement

Paris, March 7th, 2018

Safran and Toray sign implementation agreement for the supply of higher performance carbon fiber composite

Safran and Toray announced that they have validated the terms of the implementation agreement for the supply of higher performance carbon fiber composite. This agreement embodies the mutual commitment of both companies to support the growing aerospace market and to meet the increasing challenges on new generation engines requirements.

Safran Vice President, Materials Purchasing, Thierry Viguier, stated that “Following the Long Term Agreement established a year ago, this implementation agreement is the concretization of the second key step to take full and direct benefits of Toray capability to develop high performances composite materials. This first implementation agreement signature is certainly a first step to a wider portfolio of products.”

According to Toray Senior Vice President, General Manager of Torayca and Composites Division Yasuo Suga, “this implementation agreement is the result of a strong partnership between Safran and Toray. With a clear focus on innovation and added-value solutions, our companies’ strategies are perfectly aligned and we are convinced that our collaboration will further develop in the future.”

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. 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.
In February 2018, Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace, significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities. Zodiac Aerospace has 32,500 employees and generated sales of 5.1 billion euros for its fiscal year ended August 31, 2017.

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A new Chairman & CEO for Toray Carbon Fibers Europe

Mr. Jean-Marc Guilhempey was appointed as the new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Toray Carbon Fibers Europe on September 29, 2017.

He took over from Mr. Bernard Martin after having held the position of Plant Manager at Toray Carbon Fibers Europe.


Toray at the JEC 2018

Come and visit us at the JEC World International Composites Event 2018 in Paris Nord Villepinte, next March 6, 7, 8!

Booth N°J30, Pavilion 5A