Saint-Gobain has sold two of its glass operations in France and Germany, while Saint-Gobain Sekurit has closed a sites in Portugal, putting 130 jobs at risk.

The company sold its French glass processing and shaping company Aurys to a former manager of Saint-Gobain.

The group has also sold the German tempered glassmaker GVG Deggendorf to the Swiss Arbonia group.

Aurys employs 145 people at its Carentan-les-Marais (Manche) site and generated around €20 million in sales in 2020.

The Deggendorf site in Bavaria employs 160 people and had a turnover of around €20 million in 2020.

This transaction is said to be part of Saint-Gobain’s continued portfolio optimisation strategy to enhance its growth and profitability profile.

A separate part of Saint-Gobain’s operations, Saint-Gobain Sekurit, also closed its production site in Portugal and laid off 130 workers due to accumulated losses in recent years.

According to on 29th August, the workers of the glass company met on Friday in the municipality of Llores to make the Mayor, Bernardino Soares, aware of the collective dismissal.

It is believed the Mayor of Llores confirmed his solidarity with the company’s workers.