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Discover the markets that Saint-Gobain serves.

Over 90% of our business serves the construction market and delivers building solutions to improve comfort and wellbeing of those using buildings. We help developers, building owners, local authorities, building contractors, house builders and home owners create new buildings or renovate existing ones. We do this in line with our mission – to ‘Create great living places and improve people’s daily life’. Our businesses design, manufacture and distribute building materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us as we go about our daily lives.

Serving a wide range of diverse markets

We are also active in a wide range of other markets where our businesses serve customers in utilities, infrastructure, automotive, pharma, telecommunications and many other markets. In these diverse sectors our focus is on collaborating with customers to provide high-performing solutions which meet the exact needs of consumers. We develop innovative solutions to respond to the emerging realities of the modern world – including urbanisation, climate change and wellbeing. Explore our markets above and find out about our expertise and the breadth of our business footprint.

Comfortable buildings so you can enjoy life

Above all markets, here in UK & Ireland, wehelp create buildings that are comfortable, efficient, cost less to run and improve the wellbeing of all.

Mobility: automotive and transport

From innovative windshields in your car, to randomes providing wifi on-board your flight. Saint-Gobain makes life better, easier and more comfortable.

Iconic civil engineering, infrastructure and utilities

Our brands are trusted by experts, engineers, and designers. Saint-Gobain is invisible but essential in helping deliver the infrastructure we rely on.

Design, produce and distribute materials that help creating great living places and improving daily life: that is Saint-Gobain’s strategic ambition. The living places that we contribute to creating have a positive impact on their occupants’ wellbeing and quality of life. Because they are designed sustainably and reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, they help build the future of us all. On our industrial markets, we aim to provide increasingly reliable and efficient solutions, in the forefront of technology, by working hand-in-hand with our customers through co-developments and partnerships."

Pierre-André de Chalendar, Saint-Gobain, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer & UK & Ireland

Innovation is at the heart of our strategy

Saint-Gobain is the European or worldwide leader in all of its main businesses. We are constantly innovating to make living spaces more comfortable, cost-efficient and sustainable worldwide. Saint-Gobain solutions span from self-cleaning windows and photovoltaic glass to smart insulation systems, water supply systems and building materials distribution.

As one of the top 100 industrial groups in the world and one of the 100 most innovative companies, Saint-Gobain continues to deploy its technological know-how, often in partnership with the most prestigious universities and laboratories. We offer solutions to the major challenges of energy efficiency and environmental protection. No matter what new needs emerge in the habitat and construction markets - the future is made of Saint-Gobain.

Borderless innovation

NOVA is Saint-Gobain's external ventures arm which is dedicated to identifying and fostering partnerships with startups, accelerators and incubators. Since 2006, NOVA has helped create more than 80 partnerships for transformative innovation with startups in various stages and in various forms, including co-development, licensing, commercial agreements, direct investments and joint ventures. Areas of focus for our NOVA venture include: Life Sciences, Construction Technology, Advanced materials, mobility, Sensors, Digital customer journeys and Dynamic building materials. Visit NOVA.


Saint-Gobain’s open innovation efforts are strengthened by NOVA and existing presences in major hubs of entrepreneurship worldwide. These systems connect strategic partners with the Group’s experience and resources furthering borderless innovation

Further Information

Discover more about Innovation at Saint-Gobain, our R&D priorities and 8 centres of R&D here. 


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