Top 10 Companies in France 2017

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9. Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain was established in 1665 headquartered in Paris and today the group employs more than 170,000 people with operation in more than 68 countries with 8 research centres.

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The company has immense experience and ability to transform their offerings by upholding high quality and innovative products. The company has consistently performed well among challenging global environment and the emphasis laid on energy efficiency to cut down electricity consumption and contribute to green and responsible corporate influence to address global warming and climate change.


They have products ranging from photovoltaic glass, window glass, insulation and water supply systems to meet the growing challenges in the design and construction industry. The company has high performance materials like abrasives, performance plastics, fabrics, ceramics and flat glasses and they have a R&D budget of close to €430m.

Saint-Gobain serves automobile industry, residential construction, commercial structures and industrial applications. In India, the company has two business Saint Gobain India private Limited and Grindwell Norton Limited. The construction products of saint gobain are CertainTeed(external building solutions), Gyproc(gypsum products), Weber(tiles,grouts,sealers) and pipes. The company has core values which guides their vision and mission such as commitment, loyalty, integrity, respect and solidarity.

As of FY 2016-’17, Saint Gobain has total sales of $43.2 billion and net profit of $1.5 billion and they are ranked as ninth best company in France.

Sales ($Bn): 43.2

Profits ($Bn): 1.5

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