Courbevoie, France, 02-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Following a strategic review of its British glass business, Saint-Gobain has sold, effective August 1st 2018, its façade installing and glass replacing activities in the United Kingdom (UK), to an affiliate of CoBe Capital.
Trading under the Glassolutions name until the disposal, this business has delivered an annual turnover around £70m, and employs around 440 people. The rest of the Glassolutions activities, in the core areas of glass transformation and distribution for new construction and renovation, are not affected by this move.
The disposal is part of the Group target to focus on a coherent and value-creating portfolio of businesses.
Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.
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