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Saint-Gobain to Acquire Glass Service

Saint-Gobain has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Glass Service A.S., a provider of digital solutions for glass furnaces, including advanced control systems and simulation software, which enables customers to reduce their energy consumption. Closing of the transaction is subject to antitrust approvals and is expected by the end of the first half of 2024.

It will complement Saint-Gobain’s range of digital services offering predictive, diagnostic and data-driven solutions to improve energy efficiency for its customers and reduce the carbon footprint of their products and processes.

  • Saint-Gobain recently invested in three start-ups for innovation through its venture arm NOVA: Sysdyne Technologies to enhance productivity and traceability for ready-mix concrete production and delivery thanks to a cloud-native software platform, and Plantformance and Newboot to improve manufacturing performance thanks to a comprehensive suite of services and software programs as well as real-time data collection. These partnerships enable Saint-Gobain to integrate technologies, such as internet of things, or IoT, artificial intelligence, and digital twins, which can result in a reduction of up to 10% in a factory’s energy consumption.
  • Since its acquisition of GCP in October 2022, Saint-Gobain owns and operates VERIFI in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific: a concrete management system that leverages IoT technology to ensure consistent quality and sustainability in ready-mix concrete production and delivery.

These digital solutions contribute to the goals of Saint-Gobain's “Grow & Impact” strategic plan aiming to provide end-to-end solutions to its customers and accelerate the decarbonization of their products and processes.