At this year’s International Paris Air Show held in June 2017, Zoltek was the recipient of a 2016 Top Supplier Award from Safran Landing Systems.
Safran, a leading supplier in the design, development, and manufacture of aircraft landing gear, currently supports over 27,000 aircrafts. Zoltek, in addition to being a top carbon fiber producer, is also the leading producer of oxidized fiber in the world. Our oxidized polyacrylonitorile (PAN) fiber, ZOLTEKTM OX, is ideal for aircraft brakes and other heat and flame resistant applications.
Safran held this ceremony to recognize those among their suppliers who have shown an outstanding level of performance in a variety of categories including machining, technical products, and the production of raw materials. Zoltek was honored due to a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation. For years, the Zoltek team, in particular those at its Hungary Plant, have successfully cultivated this customer relationship. Through clear and consistent communication, the Zoltek team showed a dedication to progress and improvement which Safran identified as the primary factor in determining the winner of this award.
Zoltek is one of only a few suppliers selected out of the thousands with whom Safran works to receive this prestigious accolade. Didier Ecabert, Vice President of European Sales for Zoltek, was present to receive the award on behalf of the company.
The Zoltek focus on creating positive customer experiences and relationship building with customers such as Safran is the key to the continued success of the business in the competitive world of carbon fiber.