Safran Acquires ElectroMechanical Systems Business from Collins Aerospace

In a move aimed at increasing a critical mass in electrical actuation and flight control business lines, Safran has agreed to buy ElectroMechanical Systems (EMS) from Collins Aerospace. EMS‘ business consists predominantly of actuators and pilot controls for aircraft having previously been a part of Rockwell Collins. Last year EMS generated US$159 million and employs 547 members of staff across its four facilities located in the USA and in Mexicali, Mexico.

Through this acquisition, Safran will bolster its market position and create synergies in the electrical actuation and flight control segments to become a major player in pilot controls, while also strengthening its electrical actuation product line.

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 91,000 employees. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran pursues a continuous strategy of differentiation through innovation and undertakes extensive ongoing research and development programs.

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