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Organization: Saint-Gobain

The foundation of the Saint-Gobain Group was laid in France with the establishment of the Royal Glass Works in 1665. Nowadays, the SG Group is world leader in the sustainable habitat and construction markets, innovation being the drive in providing energy-saving and environmentally friendly solutions. Saint-Gobain was rated one of the top 100 Global Innovators of 2011 by Thomson Reuters.

Innovation key figures
• 431 million Euros R&D budget
• 396 patents filed
• 3.700 people involved
• 1 in every 5 products sold by Saint-Gobain did not exist 5 years ago
• 12 research centres and approximately 100 development units worldwide
• 6 cross-functional research centres

The Saint-Gobain Group is market leader in four main areas of activity: construction products, building distribution, packaging and innovative materials (glass).

The automotive glazing division of Saint-Gobain is subdivided into:
• Saint-Gobain Sekurit (Original Equipment Manufacturer for cars)
• Saint-Gobain Sekurit Transport Division (OEM for other transport
• Saint-Gobain Autover (Original Spare Parts supplier for the aftermarket
   for all transport vehicles)