Safe is an international industrial group (with revenue of €275,5m and employing 2,554 people in 2014) organized into 3 branches operating 20 manufacturing plants in 9 countries on 3 continents, which produce technical components in cast steel and injection molded plastic for the automotive sector, for public works and mining machinery, for trucks, for railway equipment, for the aeronautics industry, and for industrial furnaces.
The Safe Group: Our activities and business, our organization and our governance model
1. Activities and business
The Safe Group operates in niche industries, i.e. market segments where:
- our relative size,
- the technologies we implement,
- the quality of our equipment and products, and
- our performance
make us global leaders.
The Safe Group is a mid-sized company that combines entrepreneurial dynamism and the flexibility of a SME on the one hand with the development capacities and viability of an international group on the other.
It is a decentralized group, organized into autonomous branches of business each with its own operating resources (management, sales network, development resources, facilities, information systems). They conduct their activities within the framework of our Group strategy and conform to our Values, our fundamental organizational principles and our rules of operation and management.
The objectives at the various operational levels are defined annually as part of our integrated management process, which outlines strategy, budgeting, forecasting and incentive systems. Achievements and perspectives are analyzed and evaluated monthly as part of an efficient reporting system established by our Financial Division.
This organization empowers and motivates the executive management of our branches and units as well as the managers and employees in the chain of command. It draws its strength from delegation, initiative, measure of outcome and the right to make mistakes inevitable in every entrepreneurial endeavor.
3. Governance and management
- Gerard Mura, Chairman
- Frédéric Schwartz, Managing Director
- Franck Lacroix, Managing Director and Managing Director of Safe Metal
- Albert Lopes, Managing Director of Safe Demo
- Pierre Wittmann, Managing Director of Safe Cronite
- Hervé Longatte, Development Director.