The Flat Glass business of the NSG Group, marketed under the Pilkington brand, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass and glazing products for the building and automotive markets, with manufacturing operations in 29 countries on four continents and sales in 130 countries. Overall, the NSG Group reported sales of JPY 865,588 million (approximately euro 5.5 billion) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008. Of the Group’s consolidated sales, 51 per cent were generated in Europe, 25 per cent in Japan, 13 per cent in North America and 11 per cent in the rest of the world.
The Pilkington brand in Flat Glass
Pilkington was founded in 1826 as a partnership and became a private company in 1894. It remained a private company until 1970 when its shares were listed on the London Stock Exchange. Pilkington was de-listed from the London Stock Exchange in June 2006 on becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of the NSG Group; itself established in 1918.
The NSG Group has major market shares in most building and automotive product markets of the world, with a broad geographic reach, enabling it to respond to customers whose operations particularly in the case of Automotive OE, are increasingly global.Glass Manufacture. Pilkington (UK) Ltd is located in the Basildon area of Essex. There are at least 3 other listings in the SS14 postcode area. Glaziers in Essex SS14Number of Employees: 10001+