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1.1 Presentation of the flat glass market

The flat glass industry refers to all activities related to the production of glass plates and sheets, as well as to the activities of glass processing and transformation whose products are, for example, glazing (for homes, offices, etc.), automotive glazing (windscreens, side and rear windows), etc..

Thus, the main consumers of flat glass are the sectors of the construction and automotive

Belgium, whose value of domestic flat glass production is of 1.5 billion euros ( Statista ), occupies a leading position in the European flat glass market

Indeed, it is one of its main exporters and the European leader in flat glass AGC Glass Europe is Belgian (it is also a subsidiary of the Japanese world leader Asahi Glass). The other major player in the flat glass market in Belgium is the french Saint-Gobain. They're concentrating between the two of them important game of the Belgian activity in this sector

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Saint-Gobain ready to set up in Australia for 2.5 billion euros - 22/02/2024
  • Saint-Gobain proposes to acquire the entire capital of CSR
  • The CSR Group has some 40 production sites worldwide, around 130 sales outlets and 2,800 employees.
  • CSR's total revenues for the 2022-2023 financial year amounted to A$2.6 billion.
  • By 2022, North America and emerging markets already accounted for 62% of Saint-Gobain's operating income, compared with 40% in 2018.
Saint-Gobain expands into Canada - 13/06/2023
  • Acquisition of Kaycan by Saint-Gobain one year ago
  • Saint-Gobain to acquire Building Products of Canada in 2023 for C$1.3 billion (approx. €925 million)
  • Building Products of Canada has a 25-30% market share in roofing products
  • Building Products of Canada total sales: C$435 million
  • Saint-Gobain's pro forma 2022 sales in Canada: C$1.8 billion
  • Saint-Gobain in Canada grows from 11 to 24 plants in eighteen months
How Saint-Gobain is making inroads across the Atlantic - 18/11/2022

Saint-Gobain acquires Kaycan to gain a foothold in the USA - 08/06/2022
  • Saint-Gobain acquires Kaycan for 860 million euros 1 billion dollars
  • Kaycan: the North American renovation specialist
  • By 2022, Saint-Gobain expects to exceed $10 billion in U.S. sales
  • Third strategic acquisition in less than two and a half years
Saint-Gobain on a light construction gold rush in North America - 08/06/2022
  • Saint-Gobain is world leader in lightweight and sustainable construction
  • Saint-Gobain sales in North America rise from 15% to 20% in three years
Saint-Gobain moves towards zero-carbon flat glass - 17/05/2022
  • The French group has just completed the world's first zero-carbon production of flat glass at its Aniche plant in northern France
  • The result of three years' research, it has saved 2,460 tonnes of virgin raw materials
  • Saint-Gobain considers recycling glass used in construction to be crucial

Companies quoted in this study

This study contains a complete overview of the companies in the market, with the latest figures and news for each company. :

Carglass France (D'Ieteren Group)
Deknudt Mirrors
Leroi Industries S.A. (Groupe Leroi – Lerobel)
Meyvaert Glass Engineering S.A.
Polypane Glasindustrie S.A.
lux Belgium S.A.
Saint-Gobain Groupe

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