Paris - 29 October 2014 - Saint-Gobain has inaugurated its first plasterboard plant in Indonesia with an annual capacity of 30 million square meters. This investment will also strengthen the Gypsum Activity's presence in Southeast Asia where it already has four other plants in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
Saint-Gobain will soon have six plants in Indonesia for its Abrasives, Industrial Mortars and Performance Plastics businesses. The automotive glass business recently announced that it is investing in a first plant in partnership with Central Glass.
Given its strong growth potential, the resilience and size of the country's domestic demand, the vigor of its construction sector and strength of its automotive industry, Indonesia plays a key role in the Group's strategic development in Southeast Asia.
With 2013 sales of €42 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees.