POET Systems and Safran Seats: A meeting with First Minister Vaughan Gething

Lynn Davies from Poet-meets First Minister Vaughn Gethin at Safran factory

POET are proud to provide OEE software solutions to Safran Seats GB, a leading supplier of first-class and business-class seating for the world’s top international airlines.

With £1.6m of support from the Welsh Government’s Economy Futures Fund, the firm is making a multi-million-pound investment into its South Wales sites, primarily in acquiring new machining equipment and facility modernisation.

Recently, POET’s Director Lynn Davies had the opportunity to showcase our software to Welsh First Minister Vaughan Gething and Safran Seats GB CEO Véronique Bardelmann. The meeting provided an opportunity to demonstrate how POET software is revolutionising the manufacturing industry and driving results straight to the bottom line.

The Story of Safran Seats and Vaughan Gething

In a recent feature from the Business News Wales newspaper:

“With £1.6m of support from the Welsh Government’s Economy Futures Fund, the firm is making a multi-million-pound investment into its sites in South Wales, primarily in the acquisition of new machining equipment and facility modernisation.

Véronique Bardelmann, CEO of Safran Seats GB said:

“We are delighted to have received this funding from the Welsh Government’s Economy Futures Fund.

“It will complement our own investment in modernising our equipment and facilities to be more efficient and sustainable in Newport and Cwmbran, so that we are able to deliver the increased demand in first and business class seating production and in-service support.

“We will see a significant increase in manufacturing volume this year, as in-development programmes move into production. This is fantastic news for our workforce that is continuing to grow, and our supply chain partners locally.”

The Welsh Government’s Economy Futures Fund supports businesses to invest, grow and build the Welsh economy.

Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething said:

“Here in Wales, we want to help businesses grow and, in turn, provide better jobs, closer to home.

“Our mission for a prosperous, greener and fairer Welsh economy rests on stronger regional economies, and Safran Seats GB is a prime example of that; a major employer in South East Wales offering important high quality, high skilled jobs paying attractive salaries.

“Not only does the company have a significant impact on the local area, but also spends around £11m every year on suppliers – many of which are small, independent businesses based in Wales.

“I’m therefore delighted we’ve been able to support them though our Economy Futures Fund as we work towards an economy built by all of us.”

Lynn Davies from Poet-meets Vaughn Gethin-at Safran

Safran Seats Success with POET Systems

We are excited to begin this partnership but don’t just take our word for it about the success of our integration.

“Since partnering with POET, we have identified and followed the path to success. From the beginning, the dedication, knowledge and support of the team have been exemplary.

The results were outstanding – we’re absolutely thrilled with what has been achieved, and we are already implementing POET at our other sister sites in Newport.

Safran has seen clear and tangible benefits from this collaboration – a good partner inspires us to have confidence in what they can do – a great partner inspires us to have confidence in what we can do.”Dafydd Davies, Safran Seats.


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The partnership between POET Systems and Safran Seats is a significant step in our journey towards helping businesses achieve operational excellence. We are confident in enhancing efficiency, optimising resource utilisation, and delivering greater value to our customers.

“It was a brilliant occasion to speak to all parties and demonstrate how POET software is assisting the Safran Seats GB business in taking full control of its OEE performance.

Our award-winning software replaces your paper systems, saving you time and effort. POET brings manufacturing businesses into the digital age, replacing traditional paper systems with user-friendly, cloud-based dashboards accessible anywhere, anytime.”Lynn Davies

We want to express our gratitude for the opportunity to meet Vaughan Gething, and we are excited to continue driving growth and innovation with Safran Seats.

If you want to take control of your OEE and gain the same benefits as Safran Seats, contact POET Systems today. After all, we are the experts in OEE.

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