Saint-Gobain has been named one of the 100 most innovative businesses globally by Clarivate.
This is the 10th consecutive year that the company has achieved that ranking, which is based on the criteria of the total number of patents, the patent success rate, and the global legal effort of the patents filed.
Benoit Bazin, CEO of Saint-Gobain, said: “Saint-Gobain constantly innovates itself to serve customers and meet social expectations. In highly competitive and rapidly changing market situations, innovation is more than ever at the heart of our strategy.”
In 2020, despite facing a global pandemic, the corporation with 3,600 research experts has invested 428 million euros (US$508 million) in research and development activities.
Each year, more than 400 patents are submitted in order to reinforce the group’s leading position in the market.
Saint-Gobain has eight globally multi-functional research and development centers. These eight centers include three centers in France and five others in Brazil, China, Germany, India and the United States, providing a wide range of expertise in materials and science.
Group innovation is conceived in an open way through a co-development approach with customers and suppliers, and through startups and academic partnerships.
Saint-Gobain Vietnam belongs to Saint-Gobain Group founded by King Louis XIV in 1665 with the first project to provide glass for the castle of Versailles in France.
Saint-Gobain Vietnam offers a wide range of leading products and services to Viet Nam’s construction industry. The main brands include Gyproc and Vinh Tuong, providing innovative solutions for ceiling and plaster walls; and DURAflex offers excellent solutions for wet areas. In addition, it also has the Weber brand that provides solutions for tile adhesives, grout and waterproof products. — VNS