Innovative Company

Innovation At Saint-Gobain

Research and Innovation are at the heart of Saint-Gobain’s strategy. The Group’s research focuses both on breakthrough innovations and on continuously improving its products, processes and services in a spirit of openness and attentiveness to customer needs.




R&D centers


M€ of R&D

R&D, the leading force behind innovation at Vetrotex

Creating innovative and high-performance solutions is at the core of our strategy It is a major responsibility and source of motivation for Vetrotex research and development teams.

Our passion for materials, our proximity to customers, and our skills allow us to address and anticipate market’s needs, and to shorten development time. 

R&D also contributes to improving industrial manufacturing processes, regarding competitiveness, capability and environmental impact.

Nevertheless, the main task of R&D is to provide active and proactive support to our customers, in order to anticipate future challenges.

Open & Sustainable Innovation

Sustainability is a core value at Saint-Gobain Vetrotex, and we integrate it into our innovation roadmap. Our R&D teams work diligently to improve the sustainability profile of our processes & our products throughout its whole lifecycle

Additionally, notably as concerns innovation, Vetrotex strategy has led it to develop and diversify its partnerships. To keep up with ecosystem complexity and ever-faster technological change, the Group needs to work more with external partners to extend its expertise.

 Our target is to commit to innovation while upholding our responsibility towards the planet and future generations.

Our Transversal R&D Centers

The R&D of Saint-Gobain includes local teams and centers dedicated to specific businesses as well as a network of eight Transversal R&D centers, meant to serve all the businesses of Saint-Gobain worldwide.

Vetrotex R&D team is supported by Saint Gobain Research center, investing more than 450 M€ per year. It helps to speed up the innovation processes, that bring a continuous flow of innovation for market launch at an appropriate time.