Saint-Gobain is one of the world leaders in the production and distribution of construction materials. Net sales break down by activity as follows:
- distribution of materials (46.4%; No. 1 in Europe): owns a network of over 4,100 outlets at the end of 2018 (primarily the names Point.P and Lapeyre in France, Jewson and Graham in the United Kingdom, Raab Karcher in Germany, Dahl in Scandinavia and Telhanorte in Brazil);
- manufacturing of construction products (28.6%): exterior products (PVC and façade products, asphalted shingles, etc.), insulation (glass wools, insulating foams, metal ceilings, etc.) and ductwork, industrial mortars, and gypsum materials;
- manufacturing of glass (13.4%): plate glass, automobile windows, specialty glass (fire and nuclear protection glasses, etc.). The group also transforms and distributes building glass;
- manufacturing of high performance materials (11.6%): ceramic products (No. 1 worldwide in thermal and mechanical applications for ceramics) and plastics (No. 1 worldwide), abrasive products (No. 1 worldwide) and reinforcing materials (No. 1 worldwide in wire of glass).
Net sales (including intra-group) are distributed geographically as follows: France (24.9%), Europe (41.7%), North America (12.6%) and other (20.8%).