Saft Groupe SA engages in designing, developing, and manufacturing of batteries. It operates through the following divisions: Specialty Battery Group, Industrial Battery Group and Other divisions. The Specialty Battery Group division manufactures primary and rechargeable batteries for civil and military electronics activities, space and defense. The Industrial Battery Group division offers batteries used for standby power supplies for industrial applications, telecommunications networks and aviation and rail industries. The Other division includes central functions such as information technology, research and central management, finance and administration. The company was founded in 1913 by Victor Herold and is headquartered in Levallois-Perret, France.