Manufacturing giant swoops for waterproofing specialist

Saint-Gobain's factory in East Yorkshire

Saint-Gobain, which has a manufacturing base in Eggborough, East Yorkshire, has acquired Menkol Industries Private Ltd, an Indian producer of waterproofing systems.

The deal is designed to strengthen Saint-Gobain’s Construction Chemicals position in added-value specialty building materials in the Indian market.

Menkol Industries specialises in high-performance waterproofing systems for building foundations, which complement the existing Preprufe® patented waterproofing membranes from Saint-Gobain’s recent GCP acquisition.

Saint-Gobain designs, makes and distributes materials and services for the construction and industrial markets.

It generated €51.2bn worth of sales in 2022, has 168,000 employees and locations in 75 countries.

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