Saint-Gobain celebrates 350th anniversary

Saint-Gobain celebrates 350th anniversary

Saint-Gobain will celebrate its 350th anniversary on 15 October.

Time capsules filled by more than 30 Saint-Gobain brands will be buried at the company’s headquarters in Binley, Coventry, followed by the unveiling of a specially-commissioned landmark sculpture designed by architectural students at the University of Nottingham.

The time capsules have been collected from brands across the country, including Jewson, Celotex and British Gypsum, and have been filled with products and innovations from each brand, as well as mementos from current employees.

Saint-Gobain will also be putting together a commemorative yearbook to celebrate its employees in 2015.

Richard Halderthay, Director of Communications at Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland, said: “We hope that when our future colleagues, the 18th generation of Saint-Gobain employees, unearth these capsules in 100 years, they will see how our employees were innovators of the time.

“This is a great opportunity to celebrate our history as well as share our vision for the future. By filling the time capsule with the innovations of today, we are following a tradition of innovation that stretches over 350 years, and we hope this will continue to the next generation and beyond, as talent is infinite. We believe that the world has no boundaries and that innovation is the key to providing sustainable habitat.”

Saint-Gobain in the UK & Ireland has been operating for 30 years, and has steadily grown to a group of over 30 businesses.

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