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Safran invest US$80 million to expand two plants in Queretaro

Safran will expand its operations in Queretaro, where it will invest US$80 million to expand two of its plants, as well as establish the group’s seventh plant that will house an aircraft engine test bench.

The expansion project intends to integrate 800 fresh specialized personnel in the upcoming years, to operate in the domains of upkeep, manufacturing, creativity, advancement, and exploration of novel technologies, as stated by the local government in a press release.

The investment initiative anticipates the establishment of the SAESA Testcell, projected to become the most cutting-edge experimentation platform on a global scale, where the French corporation will conduct trials on aeronautical engines.

The trial facility will enhance testing capacity, facilitating the swift expansion of the engine fleet, elucidated Jean-Paul Alary, CEO of Safran Aircraft Engines, affirming that the investment represents a significant milestone for the industry.

Safran’s expansion strategies were affirmed during a meeting between company executives and the governor of Queretaro, Mauricio Kuri Gonzalez, who is currently engaged in a promotional tour in France, and amidst the third day of events at the Paris Air Show 2023.


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