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Date: April 6, 2016
On April 5, Mr. Song Zhiping, Chairman of China National Building Materials Group (CNBM), met with Mr. Pierre-André DE CHALENDAR, Chairman and CEO of Saint-Gobain Group, at the headquarters of CNBM, discussing related business cooperation.
Mr. Song briefed CHALENDAR on China's recent economic situations and the recent development of CNBM. He said that as the leading company in the domestic building materials industry, CNBM has the largest business scope of cement and gypsum board, and boasts core competitiveness of electronic ultra-thin glass and glass fiber technology in the world. CNBM has also achieved a leading position in the refractories industry. New building of CNBM has also been widely popularized in many countries including the UK, Chile, Spain, etc. On one hand, CNBM plays an active role in promoting the transformation & upgrading of the building materials industry; on the other hand, we also start to explore ways of going global under the "the Belt and Road Initiative". As Saint-Gobain Group has accumulated rich experience and shared many common features with CNBM, Song hoped that besides the existing cooperation, they could have in-depth collaboration on business and capital in the future.
Pierre-André DE CHALENDAR said that CNBM is undergoing a rapid development and has its own influence on the global industry. Not only does CNBM hold an edge on the engineering equipment, but they also possess some key technology that has reached the world advanced level. Saint-Gobain Group looks forward to having further cooperation with CNBM to create new models and to give a full play of CNBM's unique advantages so as to achieve a wider collaboration. He also mentioned that both sides can consider to establish cooperation mechanism, form a professional team, and discuss more details so that they can promote the process of cooperation projects.