Saint-Gobain is synonymous with sustainable living spaces in which you love to live, work and spend your free time.
Saint-Gobain develops, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the well-being and future of us all. The materials provide comfort, performance and safety in buildings, infrastructure and industrial applications in our daily lives. At the same time, they meet the requirements of sustainable construction and the efficient use of our resources.
Saint-Gobain has operated on the Swiss market with a range of successful brands since 1937 – all these brands in the building distribution, construction products and glass sectors are among the local market leaders. Its roughly 2,000 employees generate sales of just over a billion Swiss francs at more than 40 sites. Innovative, state-of-the-art Swiss quality is developed and produced and investments are made in the further development of products and services at ten manufacturing sites.
“International yet regional: with Saint-Gobain Switzerland, we are close to the market and our customers, but we also benefit from our parent company’s strong competitive position as a global player and can take advantage of global synergies.”
The eight strong brands of Saint-Gobain Switzerland are key pillars of the Swiss economy. They enjoy considerable autonomy in managing their business while at the same time benefiting from synergies and ties with Saint-Gobain’s other businesses.
The Innovation Ark 2020 was presented to the Lucens plant. This award recognises the result of more than a decade of research and development. The Lucens site has been manufacturing glass wool for over 80 years and is constantly striving to improve product performance with a focus on sustainability.
ISOVER has been producing glass wool in the Broyetal for more than 80 years. For the company in Lucens sustainability is a central pillar of corporate action. Recently the Lucens factory took another step forward in this respect. The energy used by the industrial company to produce the glass wool for the Swiss market, comes now from completely CO2-neutral sources. Lucens has been using electricity from the Grand Dixence hydroelectric power station for some time. Now also the energy required mainly for the tunnel kiln and other industrial processes is CO2 neutral. The gas supplier energiapro confirmed this with a certificate at the end of March. Since October 1, 2019, energiapro compensates in cooperation with ecoLive the gas consumption of the Lucens factory by investing in climate projects in Kenya, Madagascar and India.