1957 - 2007
Within half a century, almost a hundred or so TEL production lines were installed worldwide; This technology spread throughout the continents. At the same time, a genuine network of licensees was set up.
The Saint-Gobain group was nationalised and, in December, a new management team arrived. Eric d’Hautefeuille took charge of the Insulation division and worked on its recovery through international development by buying back licensees and, above all, focusing on the need to take into account customers’ requirements.
On 12th May 1984, Saint-Gobain signed a licensing agreement with Korea glass manufacturer Hankuk Glass Industries. The Group thus continued its expansion into Asia. A glasswool plant was opened in 1986 in Inchon. A new factory was set up in 2004 in Dangjin.
The privatisation of Saint-Gobain-Pont-à-Mousson was a success. Despite the multitude of individual shareholders, the “hardcore” remained more or less what it had been before nationalisation. Jean-Louis Beffa was appointed head of the Group on 23rd January.
1986 - 2000
Improvement of customer service: IT, logistics, palleting… The successor of the Compact, the first innovative packaging patented by Saint-Gobain, the Multipack, entered a new stage. All insulating products were henceforth available on pallets in standard sizes: a plus for ISOVER logistics and for its customers.