The future is made of Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets designs. The Company manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging countries, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection
We never cease in our efforts to create more comfortable, economical and sustainable homes in all parts of the world. This is being achieved with innovations such as self-cleaning windows, windows generating solar energy and intelligent insulation systems. A leader in all our sectors, we supply solutions to the major challenges of energy saving and protecting the environment. So whatever kind of new needs may emerge in home building, one thing is certain - the future is made of Saint-Gobain.
Innovation is the driving force of Saint-Gobain's strategy. This is why resources dedicated to research have been increasing by 10% every year since 2004. Recruitment of researchers and technical staff has also gone up, rising in three years from 2,000 to almost 3,500 people in 2008. Saint-Gobain works with over 200 universities and research laboratories worldwide. Every year the Group applies for more than 300 patents.