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18 Avenue d'Alsace
Courbevoie, FR 92400
 Synopsis: Business Condition
Year Founded 1665
Employment 190,000
Sector Industrial Goods
Industry General Building Materials
     Last modified on: 9/3/2014

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures, and distributes building materials worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Innovative Materials, Construction Products, Building Distribution, and Packaging. The Innovative Materials segment offers plain and tinted, coated, and furniture glass; glass for construction, building, and interior design; automotive glazing for the automotive original equipment manufacturers and after markets, as well as for the aircraft and railcar after markets; solar energy solutions for photovoltaic systems, solar heating, and solar thermodynamic systems; and fireproof glass, nuclear safety glass, industrial optics, and glass for household appliances and industrial refrigeration. This segment also provides high-performance materials that comprise ceramics, such as grains and powders, refractories, and crystals; abrasives, including bonded abrasives, thin grinding wheels, coated abrasives, superabrasives, and construction products; performance plastics comprising bearings and seals, fluid control systems, films, foams, and coated fabrics; and textile solutions consisting of glass fiber yarn and reinforcement fabrics. The Construction Products segment offers interior solutions, such as plasterboard, plaster, fastening systems, ceiling tiles, soundproof ceilings, metal frames and ceilings, glass and stone wool, mineral wool, expanded and extruded polystyrene foam, and hemp insulation. This segment also provides exterior solutions, including siding, vinyl fences, decks, railings, and asphalt roofing shingles; pipes; and industrial mortars. The Building Distribution segment distributes building materials; plumbing, heating, and sanitaryware products; and tiles for the building, renovation, and home improvement markets. The Packaging segment offers glass bottles and jars for foodstuffs and beverages packaging. The company was founded in 1665 and is headquartered in Courbevoie, France.


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