Seeking startup partnerships and sustainable technologies at Saint-Gobain

By Kelsey Alpaio, Staff Writer

More than 350 years ago, Saint-Gobain, the Paris-based building materials company, was just starting out as a glass manufacturer. Their first customer wanted them to install the windows and mirrors in his new house. The customer? King Louis XIV. The house? The Palace of Versailles.

Today, the company — a supplier of insulation, siding, roofing, and glass, among other products — operates in 66 countries and has more than 170,000 employees. So how has Saint-Gobain continued to innovate and change over the years?

Gated Article Promo

Join Innovation Leader
This content is for our members, who enjoy full access to Innovation Leader research, articles, case studies, live events, webcasts & conference calls, downloadable resources and more. Become a member »

Case Studies, Articles
Members-only online access to articles, case studies, best practices, video tutorials, more.
Exclusive reports on topics including metrics, benchmarking, labs, compensation, and more.
Member discounts to our one-of-a-kind, loved-by-participants live learning events.
Dozens of downloadable checklists, innovation frameworks, spreadsheets, and dashboards.
Learn More & Become a Member