Saint-Gobain announces the signature of an agreement concerning PAM China, pursuant to which the Group is selling 67% of its Pipe business in China to a consortium led by local management. The transaction should close during summer 2021 and values the company at around €100 million.
PAM China comprises a production facility in Ma’anshan, in the country’s eastern region, employs almost 1,100 people, and generated €170 million in sales and €9 million in operating income in 2020.
This transaction results in the divestment of Saint-Gobain’s control of PAM China, whilst allowing its link with the Pipe business in Europe to be maintained by way of a long-term industrial partnership. It is part of Saint-Gobain’s continued portfolio optimization strategy to enhance the Group’s growth and profitability profile.