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Saint-Gobain established its presence in India by acquiring a majority stake in Grindwell Norton in 1996, and thereafter went on to consolidate and strengthen its presence within the country. The Group has adopted a systematic focus in launching its individual businesses in India and currently operates in two business sectors: Innovative Materials and Construction Products.

Within these sectors, a variety of products are manufactured by eight different companies:

FLAT GLASS
Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd. (SGGI), which manufactures and markets float glass and mirrors from its plant near Chennai

Saint-Gobain Sekurit India Ltd. (SGSI), which offers a range of automotive glass products.

   
HIGH PERFORMANCE MATERIALS
Grindwell Norton Ltd. (GNO), which manufactures and markets abrasives, silicon carbide, high performance refractories and performance plastics from its seven manufacturing locations.

Saint-Gobain Crystals & Detectors India Ltd. (SGCD), which manufactures
and markets radiation detection and measurement products, and

SEPR Refractories India Ltd. (SEPR), which manufactures and markets electrofused refractories.
   
CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS
Saint-Gobain Weber (SGW), which offers facade and tiling solutions and technical mortars

Saint-Gobain SEVA Engineering India Ltd. (SGSEIL), which manufactures top rolls, tempering furnaces and toolings for the automotive sector, moulds for containers and some building hardware products, and

Saint-Gobain Gyproc India (formerly India Gypsum), which manufactures an extensive range of Gypsum boards and plasters systems and solutions for partitions, wall panels, ceilings and internal wall linings.

In order to further its business growth in the Indian sub-continent, Saint-Gobain also established the General Delegation for India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in 1996. The Delegation facilitates the establishment of new businesses in India, ensures synergy and co-ordination between the businesses and companies in India and functions as a link between the Compagnie and the businesses in India.

Saint-Gobain places great emphasis on developing its businesses and strengthening its presence in the Indian market. This combined with its investment in manufacturing activities to fuel growth, makes it possible to bring in advanced technological competency in providing state–of–the-art products to our customers.
   
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