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As the world leader in designing, manufacturing and distributing construction materials, Saint-Gobain is committed to meeting some of the fundamental challenges faced by the world today: reducing energy consumption, limiting our impact on the environment, and creating a new generation of buildings which are safe, comfortable and energy efficient. It employs over 193,000 people, 16,750 of which are in the UK and Ireland, and operates in 64 countries.
Globally Saint-Gobain spends over £350 million every year on R&D and its network of R&D centres employ 3500 researchers.
In the UK and Ireland, some of the best known and respected brands in the construction sector are part of the Group, including British Gypsum, Saint-Gobain Isover, Weber, Celotex, Saint-Gobain Glass, Glassolutions, Saint-Gobain PAM, Ecophon, Jewson, Graham and International Timber. The comprehensive product range spans glass and glazing products, building insulation (exterior, cavity, loft and internal wall), timber products, plasterboard and drylining systems, photovoltaic glass, architectural solar and safety window films, water supply systems, solar solutions and many other building products. They operate from a network of over 1000 distribution sites and 80 manufacturing plants. Together they offer a range of high performance energy-saving products and solutions to help create a more sustainable built environment.