Combining the past with the future, Saint-Gobain is using a digital showcase to highlight the innovations and people that have shaped the Group’s 350 year history.
As well as reaching into the past, the exhibition also imagines the future, looking at trends over the next fifty years to 2065.
Created in five languages to cater for a global audience, the exhibition has a timeline of the Group’s history in six areas, including major achievements around the world as well as the world of work plus fascinating examples of advertising and promotional materials from different periods.
One highlight is a 3D reconstruction of the original French glass and mirror factory, which supplied the famous Hall of Mirrors in Versailles, near Paris, and which was the foundation stone for the group.
Past and present employees are also being encouraged to share their stories and memories of Saint-Gobain online, connecting people across the globe.
Richard Halderthay, Director of Communications at Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland, said: “There are very few companies in the world that have thrived for 350 years and, while we are looking to the future and creating the sustainable habitats and innovative materials the world will need tomorrow, it is important we celebrate and remember our past. Now more than it is essential to consider the long-term. Our long history demonstrates the responsiveness of Saint-Gobain to change and adapt to the world around us and the new challenges we constantly face.””
“The online exhibition is a great way of making our history accessible, and to talk about the confidence we have for the future. We hope it will interest not just people in construction, who know our products and brands, but also historians, the local communities where we operate and our employees.”
For more information on the online exhibition and other anniversary events, visit: www.saint-gobain350years.com