Saint-Gobain is synonymous with sustainable living spaces in which you love to live, work and spend your free time.
Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions for the construction, mobility, healthcare and other industrial application markets. Developed through a continuous innovation process, they can be found everywhere in our living places and daily life, providing wellbeing, performance and safety, while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and the fight against climate change. This strategy of responsible growth is guided by the Saint-Gobain purpose, “MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER HOME”, which responds to the shared ambition of all the women and men in the Group to act every day to make the world a more beautiful and sustainable place to live in.
Saint-Gobain has been active in the Swiss market with the following successful brands since 1937: Sanitas Troesch (unique bathroom and kitchen designs), Isover (energy-efficient and ecological glass wool insulation), Weber (mortar-based building materials, Marmoran plasters and façades, KBS flooring systems), Rigips (drywall solutions), Glassolutions (glass solutions for all applications), Vetrotech (high-quality fire and safety glass), SageGlass (smart high-tech glass) Swisspacer (energy-efficient insulating glass spacers) and Ecophon (high-quality acoustic solutions). All these brands in the building trade, construction products and glass sectors are among the local market leaders. With around 2000 employees, the company generates sales of almost one billion Swiss francs at more than 40 sites. Innovative, top Swiss quality is developed and produced at ten production sites with investments being made in the further development of products and services.
The nine 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.
Patrick Maier, CEO of Sanitas Troesch, has been appointed CEO of Saint-Gobain Switzerland from 1 May 2021. He will replace Michael Schumacher, who has decided after ten years of successful service for the Saint-Gobain Group to leave the company and take on a new challenge as CEO of the Forbo Group. Patrick Maier joined Sanitas Troesch as CEO at the end of 2018. Since then, he has achieved very good results with his team in a challenging environment and successfully developed the company. He will perform his new duties in addition to his current function. The successful, profitable growth strategy in keeping with the motto of “Swissness with global power” will be maintained. Patrick Maier had the following to say about his appointment: “Saint-Gobain is represented in Switzerland with a total of nine strong brands in retail and in the manufacturing of construction products and glass. I look forward to further expanding the leading position of these brands and of Saint-Gobain with innovative products, customer-oriented services and intensified cooperation.” The strong focus on sustainability is underlined by our purpose of “Making the world a better home”.
Saint-Gobain Switzerland with all its brands is now a NEST partner. NEST is a modular research and innovation building by Empa and Eawag.
At NEST, new technologies and building concepts are tested and developed under real-world conditions and validated in everyday practice.
Saint-Gobain has already been represented at NEST for several years in the field of intelligent shading with Sage Glass. Now the partnership is being extended to a strategic level with the full breadth of Saint-Gobain solutions, for example with reusable glass, humidity-regulating plaster systems or temperature-stabilising full plasterboards. Saint-Gobain and NEST make ideal partners in that both place a consistent focus on innovation and sustainability. “We are delighted that our partnership with NEST will enable us to make an even greater contribution to the sustainable development of the construction industry in Switzerland,” says Patrick Maier, CEO of Saint-Gobain Switzerland.