Posts Tagged ‘ Saint-Gobain ’

Saint-Gobain Recognized as Top Employer in North America

Feb 9th, 2018

Saint-Gobain has received the Top Employers Institute’s Top Employer North America Certification for the third consecutive year for its employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute is an independent global organization that certifies employers for creating excellent workplace conditions for employees and will recognize Saint-Gobain at an award ceremony in Miami. “Embracing reciprocity and emphasizing a […]

Saint-Gobain Acquires TekBond

Jul 25th, 2017

Saint-Gobain has signed a share purchase agreement to buy TekBond, the No. 1 adhesives business in Brazil operating in the construction sector and on the automotive aftermarket. TekBond supplies a broad range of adhesives, sealants, sprays and masking tapes in Brazil. It will join Saint-Gobain’s High-Performance Materials Activity, enabling the company to create important synergies […]

Saint-Gobain Adding New Facility in Mexico

Jun 27th, 2017

Saint-Gobain is building a new float glass line in Saltillo, Mexico. According to the company, the plant is scheduled to begin production in 2020, serving the construction and automotive sectors. “It will meet the growing domestic demand and supply Central America, the Caribbean and North America,” reads a release from Saint-Gobain. “… It will complement […]

Thomas Kinisky Named CEO of Saint-Gobain Corp.

May 5th, 2017

Thomas Kinisky has been appointed president and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corp., Saint-Gobain’s North American holding company. Kinisky will Saint-Gobain’s North American representative overseeing the family of companies in the United States and Canada. Kinisky was also appointed senior vice president for Saint-Gobain and will be a member of the company’s global management committee. Kinisky assumed […]

SIKA Receives Appeal of Swiss Court Decision in Takeover Attempt

Jan 5th, 2017

SIKA AG has received an appeal filed by Schenker-Winkler Holding AG against a Swiss court that favored SIKA in a years-long dispute. In a release dated January 5, SIKA noted that on October 27, 2016, the Cantonal Court of Zug (Switzerland) “ … denied all requests of Schenker-Winkler Holding AG (SWH). The Court held that […]

Saint-Gobain Buys Glass Plant in Romania

Dec 6th, 2016

Saint-Gobain recently announced its acquisition of Romanian company Pietta Glass Working, which has operations in glass processing, insulating glazing systems and automotive glass, according to a company press release. Pietta Glass is owned by Italian businessman Alessandro Pietta. Saint-Gobain did not disclose the financials associated with the acquisition. “This acquisition will allow the Group to […]

Swiss Court Rules Against Saint-Gobain in Sika Dispute

Oct 31st, 2016

A Swiss court sided with Swiss specialty chemical company SIKA AG’s management Friday in a dispute with its founders, who want to sell their shares to French rival Saint-Gobain SA. The court decision is the latest in a years-long dispute between the two companies. The Burkard family – which founded SIKA AG – owns SIKA’s […]

Saint-Gobain ADFORS Scene Weaver

Jul 19th, 2016

Saint-Gobain ADFORS — a manufacturer and supplier of insect screen fabric used by both DIY and professional customers – has launched a new smartphone app, Scene Weaver. It’s aimed at educating consumers on the various types of  insect screen available. The ADFORS Scene Weaver app allows you to see what different kinds of screen will look like […]

Saint-Gobain Extends Deal to Acquire Controlling Interest in SIKA

Mar 17th, 2016

French conglomerate Saint-Gobain has extended its deal with the Burkard family, giving the company more time to acquire a controlling interest in Swiss specialty chemical company SIKA AG. The Burkard family owns SIKA’s majority voting rights via Schenker-Winkler Holding. More than a year ago, SWH announced it was selling to Saint-Gobain, which would give the […]

Saint-Gobain Remains Determined to Acquire Controlling Interest in SIKA

Mar 4th, 2016

In 2015, the antitrust authorities gave their “unconditional approval” for French conglomerate Saint-Gobain to gain a controlling interest in Swiss specialty chemicals company SIKA AG, Saint-Gobain management wrote in their 2015 financial report. “Various legal decisions were handed down in favor of the deal’s completion, thereby dismissing all of the arguments put forward by SIKA’s […]

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