Originally a mirror manufacturer, it now also produces a variety of construction, high-performance, and other materials.
Saint-Gobain is now organized into three major Sectors (% by 2014 Net Sales restated excluding Verallia): Building Distribution (49%), Construction Products (27.5%), Innovative Materials (23.5%).
Colbert established by letters patent the public enterprise Manufacture royale de glaces de miroirs in October 1665. Saint-Gobain’s Building Distribution (building supplies) division was created in 1996. Since then it has grown both internally and through acquisitions (in France with Point P. and Lapeyre, the UK with Jewson and Graham, in Germany, the Netherlands and Eastern Europe with Raab Karcher and in the Nordic Countries with Dahl). The division has 4,000 stores in 24 countries and employs 63,000 people worldwide.
Saint-Gobain ranked first among the world’s largest global construction material manufacturers in 2021, with sales being 17.6 percent higher than that of China National Building. This company was originally a mirror manufacturer but has since moved to producing construction and other high-performing materials, leading to a change in the company’s revenue stream over the years. (statita)
Saint-Gobain comprises several brands, including Saint-Gobain Glass, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Weber, British Gypsum, Glassolutions, Gyproc, Artex, Isover, CTD, Jewson, Ecophon, Pasquill and PAM.
According to wikipedia; statita