Saint Gobain celebrates 350 years of innovation

20 August 2015

In 2015, Saint-Gobain is celebrating its 350th anniversary. First founded as the royal manufactory in 1665, Saint-Gobain has played an active role over four centuries of architectural revolutions.

The company’s products have been used in countless prestigious, projects, including the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles, the glass floor of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre’s glass Pyramid to South Africa’s Moses Mabhida stadium where they supplied over 45 000 square metres of Sheerfill architectural membrane to cover the stadium. It was selected because of its non-flammable and self-cleaning properties.

Backed by its experience and its capacity to continuously innovate, Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction market, designs, manufactures and distributes high-performance and building materials providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2014 sales of €41 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has over 180,000 employees.

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