As part of the global Saint-Gobain group established in 1665, Glassolutions has the corporate strength to give you on-going, stable supply and a reliable chain of custody that will see the project through whatever the challenges. It’s a group with an annual turnover of over €40 billion, and a strategic cash flow of €750 million. This stability ensures that we always fund our own working capital.
In providing robust and meaningful warranties with the stability provided through our global group strength, we deliver the vital confidence you need to provide your own products and services to a lasting quality and in line with all the required legislative, safety and security standards.
Research and innovation in glazed facades has always been at the heart of our business strategy. Glassolutions Saint-Gobain has a strong track record of releasing innovative proprietary glazing systems and glass products e.g. VARIO® toggle glazing, SPIDERGLASS®, LITEWALL®, LITEFLOOR®, ECKLITE® and SageGlass®.
In 2013, we launched a new type of curtain wall: VS-1 by Glassolutions Saint-Gobain – a mullion only system that joins stick, unitised, structural silicon glazing (SSG) and bolted glass as the major categories of glazed facades.
Our success in delivering innovative solutions to the market comes from both Saint-Gobain’s ongoing willingness to invest in research and development (€500m in 2015 worldwide for the Saint-Gobain group) and strong product development relationships with highly reputable glazing industry specialist companies such as Dow Corning.
As part of the Saint-Gobain group, we share the ambition to be the “reference in sustainable habitat”. Our challenge is to save more energy, protect the environment and play our role in helping to construct quality buildings which have longevity. As such, one of Saint-Gobain’s cross-company strategic priorities is to ensure the provision of rich information content for multiple Building Information Modelling (BIM) platforms.
In the UK we are also the only glass processor to have placed its products through independently verified Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) - the most comprehensive way to assess the total environmental footprint of a product. In addition, Glassolutions operates to ISO14001 and is committed to achieving ISO18001 and BES 6001 in 2014/15.
Excellence in health and safety
Our strong group-wide health and safety culture means we are committed to going beyond the current legislation and positively embrace best-practice requirements. We therefore benefit significantly from cross-company experiences within the Saint-Gobain group. Our commitment extends to our carefully selected subcontractors and all levels of the supply chain in establishing communications on all health and safety matters.