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Saint-Gobain 

“Market Cap $34.5 B As of May 2014

At a Glance

  • Industry: Construction Materials
  • Founded: 1970
  • Country: France
  • CEO: Pierre-Andre De Chalendar
  • Website: www.saint-gobain.fr
  • Employees: 185,364
  • Sales: $55.49 B
  • Headquarters: Courbevoie

Forbes Lists

#277 Global 2000

  • #149 in Sales
  • #771 in Profit
  • #390 in Assets
  • #300 in Market value
Profile

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA is engaged in the production and distribution of construction materials. It operates through the following segments: Innovative Materials, Construction Products, Building Distribution, and Packaging. The Innovative Materials segment manufactures abrasives, ceramic materials, plastics, and flat glass. It also deals with glass processing services and solar energy solutions. The Construction Products segment provides solutions for acoustic and thermal insulation, exterior wall covering, roofing, interior and exterior fittings, and piping. The Building Distribution segment distributes building materials for professionals and general public. The Packaging segment specializes in the production of glass containers for the food and beverage industry. The company was founded in 1665 and is headquartered in Courbevoie, France.

“Saint-Gobain history

Established 1665

There are probably two milestones that stand out in the Saint-Gobain Group’s long history:
– It was established in 1665,
– Saint-Gobain and Pont-à-Mousson merged in 1970, initiating the process that made the Group what it is today.”

*Information from Forbes.com and Saint-gobain.fr

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