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Going gaga over Gobain

Dr. PONNI M CONCESSAO Partner, Ponni and Oscar, Architects “Saint-Gobain carried out events including one for women. This is important because today 70 per cent of the architects are women. This is in sharp contrast to the time when I went to the Regional Engineering College in Trichy where I was the

Glass is not just a plain see-through

For several decades, Architects C R Narayana Rao (Consultants) Private Limited have designed hundreds of iconic buildings. The company has kept pace with the tectonic changes that have been taking place in building materials, construction techniques and the sheer size and volume of the buildings. If for long Dare House

Well fused relationship

“Market for processed glass is growing multiple folds. Glass manufacturers like Saint-Gobain have been introducing new attributes and USPs in the usage of glass. The close cooperation between the glass manufacturer and a glass processor helps to get the best out of the growing demand. Fuso and Saint-Gobain association exemplifies

At the forefront of the digital revolution…

The digital revolution is impacting every business. In addition to revolutionising customer engagement processes, the advent of Industry 4.0 is having a profound impact on all our core business functions. Most companies see Digital as the new Disruptor and Saint-Gobain is no exception. Saint-Gobain India started its digitalisation journey in early

Ready with next generation automotive glazing

Saint-Gobain Sekurit takes the pole position in futuristic automotive glazing. Saint-Gobain Sekurit is a global leader in windshields and window glasses for automobile manufacturers. In India, Sekurit supplies glasses to all leading original equipment manufacturers of cars, commercial vehicles and three wheelers. This includes the latest entrant, South Korea’s Kia Motors. Sekurit India

The marriage of marketing and technology

Over the last two decades, Saint-Gobain Glass India Pvt Ltd (Flat Glass Business) has been imparting increasingly higher value to glass. In the beginning, it was plain glass; today the company has added so much value: today glasses are available from Rs. 30 per sq ft for the everyday use

The most modern float line…

The modern float line has a highly energy-efficient furnace. “A special feature of the new float line is its highly energy efficient furnace. This has incorporated the latest system of heat recovery from flue glasses. This saves power equivalent to 1mw,” said Swaminathan Eisenhower (Ike), Director - Manufacturing at Saint-Gobain India

Raining innovations…

Saint-Gobain Research India (SGR India), one of the eight transversal R&D centres for the Saint-Gobain Group, is located within the IIT Madras Research Park at Chennai and is part of a vibrant ecosystem that fosters innovation through collaboration with academia while partnering with start-up companies. Since its foundation, SGR India


India’s connection to Napoleon Bonaparte’s land dates back to the second half of the 17th century when the French East India Company set foot on our country’s soil. They were here until 1954 when their outposts Pondichérry, Yanam, Mahe and Karaikal were transferred to the Indian Union. Forty-two years later,

Who moved my cement price?

Every industry is prone to cartelisation. Worldwide, cartels are perceived as hazardous to growth. Although many countries have a strict competition law, cartels function without panic. The Centre and the state governments should establish a regulator on the lines of RERA or TRAI for cement trade. As Adam Smith pointed out,