Saint-Gobain recently earned a spot on Clarivate Analytics’ “Top 100 Global Innovators” list for 2018. But this isn’t the first, second or third time the company has made its way on the list. In fact, this is the eighth consecutive year the French business has been included, and it’s safe to say the company is pleased with the results.
“This acknowledgement of the quantity, quality and impact of our patents is recognition of the priority Saint-Gobain places on innovation and R&D,” said Pierre-André de Chalendar, chairman and CEO of the Saint-Gobain group.
According to Clarivate Analytics, its ranking is based on four patent-related metrics that include:
- The total number of patents,
- The number of patents granted as a ratio of patents filed,
- The global scope of the portfolio of patents, and
- The impact of patents measured by the number of references.
Saint-Gobain has a number of patents related to auto glass, and according to the company, one out of two vehicles in Europe are equipped with the company’s glazing.
“During its 353 years of existence, Saint-Gobain has continuously reinvented itself, consistently pushing boundaries to adapt to a changing environment. One such way it does this is by investing in technology for the future,” said Dr. Armand Ajdari, Saint-Gobain research and development vice president.
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