About Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all.

Our ambitions

A strategic focus on sustainable habitat solutions

We are constantly innovating to make living spaces more comfortable, cost-efficient and sustainable worldwide. Saint-Gobain solutions span from self-cleaning windows and photovoltaic glass to smart insulation systems, water supply systems and building materials distribution.

We offer solutions to the major challenges of energy efficiency and environmental protection. No matter what new needs emerge in the habitat and construction markets, the future is made of Saint-Gobain.

Find out more about the group strategy

An innovation-driven Group

Innovation is at the heart of Saint-Gobain’s strategy. More than 23% of our sales are generated through products which were developed less than five years ago.

Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

For 350 years, Saint-Gobain has consistently demonstrated its ability to invent products that improve quality of life.

As one of the top 100 industrial groups in the world and one of the 100 most innovative companies, Saint-Gobain continues to deploy its technological know-how, often in partnership with the most prestigious universities and laboratories.

Find out more on our Innovation section

Our businesses 

Saint-Gobain is the European or worldwide leader in all of its businesses.


Comprising the Flat Glass and High-Performance Materials Activities, the Innovative Materials Sector offers a unique portfolio of materials and processes for the habitat, transport, health and industrial markets.


No. 1 in Europe

No. 2 worldwide

> Present in 34 countries*
> More than 34,000 employees


No. 1 worldwide

> Present in 36 countries*
> More than 28,000 employees

Construction products

The Construction Products Sector designs and develops innovative solutions to improve the quality of living spaces and reduce the environmental impact of buildings, with unique product and service offerings for all construction fields, tailored to local conditions.

No. 1 worldwide

  • Plasterboard and plaster products
  • Industrial Mortars
  • Ductile cast iron pipe

No. 2 worldwide

  • Insulation (all insulation materials combined)
  • Tile adhesives

No. 1 in Europe

  • Wall facings

No. 2 in the Unites States

  • Exterior products

> Present in 62 countries*
> More than 47,000 employees

Building Distribution

The Building Distribution Sector brings the Group a thorough understanding of customers’ needs, be they building professionals, private project owners or large companies. It serves over 7 million customers on the the new building, renovation and home improvement markets. 

No. 1 in Europe

  • Building materials distribution

> Present in 23 countries
> More than 63,000 employees
> More than 4,100 sales outlets

2017 Key figures

With 2017 sales of €40.8 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 67 countries and has more than 179,000 employees.

By Sector

By geographic area

Leaders in Sustainable Housing

Saint-Gobain solutions can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change. 

*Industrial presence

Saint-Gobain Web review The webzine around our business

Avec son site grand public, Saint-Gobain vise le rôle de tiers de confiance dans la rénovation - Industrie/Négoce

From www.lemoniteur.fr - Mon, 26/03/2018 - 11:40

Imaginé par les équipes des branches matériaux et distribution, le site Saint-Gobain.fr, ouvert le 24 mars, apporte réponses et solutions aux particuliers souhaitant rénover leur habitat.

Saint-Gobain cible le grand public pour mieux vendre aux artisans

From www.lefigaro.fr - Mon, 26/03/2018 - 11:38
L'entreprise lance un site Internet de conseils aux particuliers envisageant des travaux. Objectif : en faire des prescripteurs.

Saint-Gobain lance une chaîne de magasins, « Envie de salle de bain »

From www.lesechos.fr - Fri, 27/10/2017 - 11:35
Saint-Gobain accroît son exposition au grand public. Sa branche Distribution France vient d’ouvrir so

Saint-Gobain lance une chaîne de magasins, « Envie de salle de bain »

From www.lesechos.fr - Thu, 05/10/2017 - 09:18

Saint-Gobain accroît son exposition au grand public. Sa branche Distribution France vient d’ouvrir son premier magasin de salles de bain à Paris.

Saint-Gobain launches new online glass specification tool

From www.buildingtalk.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 18:55
Saint-Gobain has launched a new free online and responsive specification tool, CalumenLive.

Saint-Gobain Distribution Bâtiment France enrichit ses services pour les particuliers

From batinfo.com - Tue, 24/01/2017 - 10:18
SGDB France, leader français de la distribution de matériaux de construction, annonce sa prise de participation dans la start-up Mon Maître Carré, plateforme en ligne de mise en relations entre particuliers, architectes et décorateurs d’intérieur.

Saint-Gobain veut réconcilier les artisans et leurs clients

From www.lesechos.fr - Tue, 24/01/2017 - 10:02
Le groupe reprend Mon Maître Carré, une start-up de mise en relation avec des architectes.Il a créé il y a six moi

Avec Mon Maître Carré, Saint-Gobain mise sur l'architecture à la demande

From www.usine-digitale.fr - Tue, 24/01/2017 - 09:44

La filiale distribution de Saint-Gobain (maison mère de douze enseignes comme Point P) prend une participation dans la start-up Mon Maître carré, qui met en relation particuliers et architectes d'intérieur.

Saint-Gobain Glass Romania creates 130 new jobs by launching facility for windshields glass – Business News Feeds

From www.businessnewsfeeds.com - Thu, 06/10/2016 - 10:30

Lancement de Homly You - Saint-Gobain Distribution Batiment France

From www.sgdb-france.fr - Tue, 20/09/2016 - 16:15
Homly You, le site de référence qui vous aide à réaliser tous vos projets de travaux.

Pont-à-Mousson: La visite ministérielle d'Emmanuel Macron de Saint-Gobain PAM en images

From www.estrepublicain.fr - Wed, 13/04/2016 - 15:38
Le ministre de l'Economie, de l'Industrie et du Numérique a présidé ce matin le Comité stratégique de la filière des industries extractives et de première transformation. Ce Comité stratégique était précédé d'une visite des installations du leader mondial des canalisations en fonte ductile et d'une rencontre avec les représentants CGT devant l'usine PAM Saint-Gobain à Pont-à-Mousson.

Loud and clear

From www.buildingproducts.co.uk - Wed, 13/01/2016 - 09:45
As work continues on the first Multi-Comfort school, Stacey Temprell, residential sector director at Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland, discusses how acoustic quality can contribute to user comfort, as well as the importance of taking a holistic approach to building design.
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