SAINT-GOBAIN ACCELERATES ITS TRANSFORMATION BY LAUNCHING THE “TRANSFORM & GROW PROGRAM”. ACCELERATION OF PORTFOLIO ROTATION. NEW ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE. ENHANCED OPERATING MARGIN.

Saint-Gobain has some real strengths, including robust markets, strong industrial capabilities and capacity for innovation, a portfolio of solutions tailored to market trends and developments and, above all, the expertise and commitment of employees around the world.

How can we take full advantage of these assets to improve our competitiveness and unleash growth? That is the challenge we face and the purpose of this transformation plan.

The plan is built on two pillars:

- Agile management of our portfolio of products and solutions to create value.

- A new market-oriented organization that puts us closer to our customers and is simpler and more agile, incorporating digital solutions at every level.

This organization is based on two principles:

- For local businesses, which mainly involve construction businesses (Gypsum, Insulation, Mortars, Exterior Products, Building Glass, Distribution of construction products, etc.), we are pursuing a country-oriented approach, coordinated by four operational Regions.

- For global businesses (Automotive Glass and High-Performance Materials), we are adopting a global organization under High Performance Solutions (HPS).

This will bring immediate benefits to our customers through a broader, more integrated offering. For employees, it will also mean shorter, more efficient decision-making channels that are clearer and promote greater responsibility. 

The transformation plan should also improve profitability by one point by 2021 including €250 million of additional savings per year.

Responsibility for the implementation of this plan will be entrusted to Benoit Bazin, whom the Board of Directors has appointed, on the proposal of Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chief Operating Officer.

More information:

Press release

Group Organization

Biographies - Members of the new Excecutive Committee

Transform & Grow Presentation

Conference Call on November 26

Saint-Gobain Web review The webzine around our business

Pierre-André de Chalendar, PDG de Saint-Gobain, était l'invité de l'émission Ecorama

From www.boursorama.com - Sat, 01/12/2018 - 08:13

Pierre-André de Chalendar, PDG de Saint-Gobain, était l'invité de l'émission Ecorama du 30 novembre 2018, présenté par David Jacquot sur boursorama.com

L'invité : Pierre-André de Chalendar (Saint-Gobain) - BFM Business

From bfmbusiness.bfmtv.com - Tue, 27/11/2018 - 14:17

On en parle avec: Pierre-André de Chalendar, PDG de Saint-Gobain, co-président de la Fabrique de l'Industrie. - 12h l'heure H, du lundi 26 novembre 2018, présenté par Hedwige Chevrillon, sur BFM Business. Un entretien majeur avec ceux qui font l'actualité, par Hedwige Chevrillon.

Chalendar engage la grande réforme de Saint-Gobain

From www.lefigaro.fr - Tue, 27/11/2018 - 13:52

"Saint-Gobain va vivre une transformation radicale, «comme il n'en a pas connu depuis plusieurs décennies», a expliqué lundi matin son PDG, Pierre-André de Chalendar."

Saint-Gobain cherche un nouvel élan - BTP - Construction

From www.usinenouvelle.com - Tue, 27/11/2018 - 13:48

"Réorganisation d’ampleur, plan de réduction des coûts, accélération des cessions d’activités et nomination d’un directeur général délégué, Saint-Gobain "change fondamentalement le cadre" pour "croître et améliorer la marge", selon son PDG, Pierre-André de Chalendar."

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