Following the plan announced on the commencement day (July 2015), Weber plant project was completed on schedule and put into operation from November 2016. In the near future, the plant will focus on producing tile adhesive, tile grouts and waterproofing products, creating many local jobs. It is estimated that the annual factory capacity reaches 100,000 tons of products.
This event marks the strategic implementation of Saint-Gobain Group to focus on business development in countries with high growth potential. Mr. Javier Gimeno - Asia-Pacific Regional Representative cum Saint-Gobain Group's General Manager of Building Materials, Asia-Pacific said: “The construction of the first Weber plant in Vietnam shows that Saint-Gobain Group fully believes in the potential development of Vietnam construction materials market in general and tile adhesive products in particular. At the same time, this also shows our strong commitment to providing the quickest and most efficient and innovative products for the domestic market.
With a history of 350 years of establishment and development, Saint-Gobain is one of the 100 most innovative corporations in the world (Top 100 Global Innovators) for 5 consecutive years (since 2010) by Thomson Reuters. Saint-Gobain operates in four main businesses: Building Materials, Improved Materials, Distribution of Building Materials and Glass Packaging. In particular, Weber, in the construction materials industry, is the world's leading brand of mortar-based solutions. Weber operates businesses in more than 64 countries worldwide. In Asia, Weber has been present in most countries such as Singapore, Indonesia, China, Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar .... and Vietnam is also one of the strategic markets.
The goal of Saint-Gobain is to become "a pioneer in the field of construction and housing; design, manufacture and distribution of construction materials; providing innovative solutions to meet the growing needs of developing countries, at the same time, saving energy and protecting the environment in the most efficient way. ”