Events, trends and news

Saint-Gobain reinforces its presence in the waterproofing market

Saint-Gobain has acquired Maris Polymers S.A., a Greek specialist in waterproofing solutions. Maris Polymers S.A., recognized for its technical expertise and its capacity to innovate, has developed a strong presence in polyurethane coatings for floors and waterproofing for the building industry. Based in Greece, Maris Polymers S.A. operates mainly in the export market to 70 countries across all continents. This acquisition is in line with the Group’s strategy of developing technological niches and complements the Mortars business portfolio in the waterproofing market.

Weber Indonesia inaugurates its third plant

Weber Indonesia opened a new plant in the city of Medan on 31st October 2017. The plant, which is the company’s third in Indonesia is expected to serve the fast-growing area of Sumatra. The region, which is home to more than 50 million people, accounts for more than 20% of the country’s current construction projects by value – so developing and maintaining a strong presence here is a key strategic advantage for our company.

Saint-Gobain acquires Megaflex in order to complement Weber's market in Argentina

Saint-Gobain has acquired Megaflex, Argentina's leading waterproof applications company, to enlarge its mortars business. The acquisition of Megaflex, which produces bitumen felts, paints and other products, is in line with the Group's strategy in complementing Weber's existing operations in Argentina, where Weber is already the market leader.

Weber thinks in colour

Have you heard about the Color Run? It’s a fun, sporty 5 km race where participants wearing white T-shirts run through clouds of coloured powder and it takes place every year in several countries. In September Weber Belgium invited employees and customers to be part of the race using the concept to introduce its new range of tiling grouts featuring colour stability and anti-mould protection.

Weber involved in an Instruction programme in Indonesia

Weber team in Indonesia demonstrates its commitment to social responsibility with a programme designed to help street children and kids growing up in disadvantaged families. Working with a charity association, Weber is providing student training and has renovated six classrooms at a school in the town of Bekasi. As a result 450 young people are getting a decent education and a chance of a better life.

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