Saint Gobain Story

Think of Making in India, make in Tamil Nadu – Saint Gobain

Our small investment in Tamil Nadu has grown into world’s largest integrated glass complex. Chennai is a Detroit of India and hence we are present here with all automotive solutions today.


Saint-Gobain, €41 billion Company, headquartered in Paris, is the world leader in the habitat and construction market, providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. Over the last 15 years, Saint-Gobain has created an integrated Glass Complex at Sriperumbudur, near Chennai.

This 177 acre World Glass Complex has rapidly expanded into two large Float lines, 50 million sq ft eco-friendly Mirror line, 60 million sq ft Advanced Magnetron coating line, Automotive Processing lines for Windshields, Sidelites and Backlites for 1.5 million cars and Advanced Glass Processing lines for Architectural and Fire Safety products.

What began as just an investment of $125 million has blossomed into this highly integrated World Glass Complex that is the largest of its kind in the Saint-Gobain world. This has been possible due to a Business Friendly and Progressive Government, Committed and Execution Focused Bureaucracy, Talented and Skilled Human Resources, Good Hard and Soft Infrastructure, Competitive Cost Structure, Proximity to Ports and Flexible Investment packages from the Government of Tamil Nadu.

When you think of “Making in India”, “Make in Tamil Nadu” is an excellent start.

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Sept 2015

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10 Reasons to Choose Tamil Nadu

  • An economic powerhouse on a high growth trajectory
  • A global industrial and manufacturing hub
  • Robust physical infrastructure
  • Renewable energy capital of India
  • Innovation and Knowledge hub of India
  • Robust urban and social infrastructure with world class civic amenities
  • Strong tourism footprint
  • Path breaking policy initiatives and investor facilitation framework
  • New paradigm for industrial growth
  • Vision 2023 for inclusive growth and Development