A Period Of Prosperity And Development
The mirror glass works benefited not only from royal orders as soon as it opened for business, but also and even more so from the soaring popularity of mirrors among the general population. This and its monopoly on mirror glass making helped guarantee the Manufactory’s prosperity.
Progression Of The Glass Market
Confronted with the emergence of strong international competition, Saint-Gobain developed a large chemical business that supported the expansion of glass works outside of France. Glass was becoming a construction material in its own right with the growth of architecture combining steel and glass for large public buildings such as railway stations, exhibition centers, greenhouses, indoor food markets, covered walkways and department stores.
Industrial Revolutions And Modern Times
The 20th century was one of diversification: after focusing almost exclusively on manufacturing mirror glass since its was founded, Saint-Gobain now became interested in all types of glass products.
A Worldwide Group Backed By 350 Years Of History
Saint-Gobain group has refocused on its sustainable habitat strategy and accelerated its international expansion.
Saint-Gobain In The EMME
On January 1st of 2016 Saint-Gobain opened its doors to the Middle East. With a community rich in culture and experience, the Middle East has served as a fast-growing setting for Saint-Gobain to execute its vision of creating optimal living spaces. As of beginning of 2019, with the group reorganization and along with the development of Saint-Gobain operations in the Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa (SEMEA) region, Saint-Gobain Middle East is restructured to become Saint-Gobain Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (EMME).