Saint-Gobain (Courbevoie, France) has entered into agreements for the sale of its glass processing businesses Eckelt Glas and Glas Ziegler in Austria to the privately-owned German group AEQUITA, as well as the sale of its holding in the co-venture Glaskontor Erfurt – a glass processing business in Germany – to the CALEOGLAS Group. The closing of all these transactions is expected by the summer 2022. Together, these businesses generated sales of around €55 million in 2021 and employ more than 320 people. These transactions are part of Saint-Gobain’s continued business profile optimization strategy, in line with the “Grow & Impact” plan objectives.
By Mary Page Bailey
Neste has bought the European rights for Alterra Energy’s liquefaction technology, strengthening its chemical recycling capabilities. Alterra is a US-based company that has developed a thermochemical solution for liquefying difficult-to-recycle plastics.
Lonza appoints Maria Soler Nunez as Head, Group Operations. Maria joins Lonza from Novartis where she has led the quality organization since 2020. Maria will commence her tenure with Lonza Group on 1 August 2022, succeeding Stefan Stoffel, who is retiring from Lonza.
AkzoNobel has announced that Gregoire Poux-Guillaume will become the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as of November 1, 2022. He will succeed Thierry Vanlancker, who has been CEO and member of the Board of Management since 2017, and whose term of office is coming to an end.