Latecoere confirms its status as a major patent filer by being ranked first mid-cap company (ETI) in Occitanie and third company in the region behind Airbus and Safran, according to the INPI (National Institute of Industrial Property) annual ranking.
In accordance with its mission to serve aerospace with innovative solutions for a sustainable world, Latecoere is reinforcing its status as a leading innovator in France. In detail, the Aerostructures division (“Latecoere” in the ranking) has 11 published patent applications, while the Interconnection Systems division (“Latelec”) has 9 published patent applications. With a total of 20 patent applications published by its two divisions, the Latecoere Group would thus be the 6th largest French midcap company in terms of innovation.
The Group has maintained its innovation efforts in 2021, devoting 6% of its revenues to R&T and R&D spending, and bringing together the innovation capabilities of its two divisions at a single site in Toulouse in summer 2021. This dynamic will enable Latecoere to keep developing its optical technology and to strengthen its leadership position in doors and composites manufacturing.
“Latecoere is once again demonstrating its pioneering mindet, which is reflected in its ability to support our customers in the search for high value-added solutions, particularly for the decarbonized aircraft and for the continuous improvement of industrial performance. The constant support of public authorities (DGAC, DGE, DGA, the Occitanie and Nouvelle-Aquitaine regions, etc.) has been essential to achieve this, and even more so in the framework of France Relance.” said Serge Bérenger, Latecoere’s Innovation and R&T Director.
– In November 2021, officials and customers visited Latecoere’s new headquarters, which brings together for the first time the innovation capabilities of the group’s two divisions.
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