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Saint-Gobain at a glance

"Developing new materials and services for the house of the future."
Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and CEO

In brief

. €42.0 billion of sales
. Around 190 000 employees
. Presence in 64 countries
. 12 research centres and 101 development units
. European or world leader in all of its activities

With a long international history, which began in France in 1665 when the Royal Glass Works was established, the Saint-Gobain group is now the world leader on habitat and construction markets, providing innovative solutions to save energy and protect the environment.

Distribution of employees by countries

Distribution of employees by countriesDistribution of employees by countries

European or world leader in each one of its activities

Breakdown of sales by market

Construction Products cover Insulation, Gypsum, Exterior Products, Pipe and Industrial Mortars. Their complementary nature makes it possible to meet the needs of every part of the construction sector, for both new buildings and renovation work.

Innovative Materials cover Flat Glass (flat glass manufacturing, transformation and distribution of glass for the building sector, automotive glazing and specialties) as well as High-Performance Materials, consisting of Ceramics & Plastics, Abrasives and Textile Solutions activities, with applications applied in the housing, energy and environmental fields.

Building Distribution, made up of POINT.P and Lapeyre, acquired in 1996, makes Saint-Gobain the leading distributor for construction materials in Europe and the world's largest distributor of tiling. This distribution network of materials, with more than 4,200 outlets, stands out for the training in today's building standards it gives to tradesmen.

Packaging, the world’s second-ranking producer of glass containers, makes bottles and jars for foodstuffs and beverages.


Ownership structure at December 31, 2013

Euro Stoxx 50
Euronext FAS IAS
Global Dow Index

Market capitalisation (at December 31, 2013): €22,191 million
21st French market capitalisation

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer: Pierre-André de Chalendar

Management team

Head office:

  • Compagnie de Saint-Gobain
  • Tour Les Miroirs
  • 18, avenue d'Alsace
    92 096 La Défense cedex
  • France
  • Tél. : +33 (0) 1 47 62 30 00
  • www.saint-gobain.com