SAINT-GOBAIN RESTRUCTURES GLASS BUSINESS - MANNHEIM AND WILSDRUFF SITES TO BE CLOSED

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As part of the restructuring of its glass production division in Germany, the Saint-Gobain Group intends to discontinue the manufacture of patterned glass and the production of transformed glass for the solar and greenhouse industry at its sites in Mannheim (Baden-Württemberg) and Wilsdruff (Saxony) in the course of this year by mid-2021 at the latest.
 

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The company feels compelled to take this step because production at the sites has not been economically justifiable for a long time. The greenhouse and specialty PV business will in future be continued by other European sites of the Saint-Gobain Group.

The decision affects a total of around 140 employees in the patterned glass plant and glass transformation unit in Mannheim and 16 employees in the glass transformation unit in Wilsdruff.

Information meetings were held today at all abovementioned sites. Saint-Gobain is confident of finding an appropriate balance of interests with the employees and their representatives in the upcoming negotiations.

Press contact:
Michel Wenger
Communication Manager
+49 241 400 20-134
michel.wenger@saint-gobain.com
 

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