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Sage’s Giron Nominated for European Inventor Award

Dr. Jean-Christophe Giron of Sage Electrochromics, a Saint-Gobain company, was nominated for the European Inventor Award 2015 for his research in the field of electrochromic glass. Launched by the European Patent Office in 2006, the award “pays tribute to the … Continue reading

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Sika’s Annual General Meeting Turns into 7-Hour Long Debate

Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG’s seven-hour long annual general meeting of shareholders is one for the record books. The Swiss company’s management and several board members are in a standoff with Burkard family-owned Schenker-Winkler Holding (SWH) over the potential … Continue reading

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Saint-Gobain, Burkard Family Extend Time Period for Deal

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Saint-Gobain’s agreement with the Burkard family over the sale of Schenker-Winkler Holding (SWH) has been extended until June 30, 2016. The deal would position Saint-Gobain to gain majority voting rights in Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG without having to … Continue reading

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Saint-Gobain Commemorates 350 Years with Futuristic Global Exhibition

Saint-Gobain is celebrating its 350th anniversary with a touring exhibition called “Future Sensations,” which highlights innovations throughout the last three and a half centuries and looks at the innovations of the future. The exhibition will make four stops across the … Continue reading

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Swiss Takeover Board Upholds Sika’s Opt-Out Clause

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The Swiss Takeover Board has upheld Sika AG’s “opt-out clause,” which allows French conglomerate Saint-Gobain to buy Schenker-Winkler Holding (SWH) and majority voting rights in Sika without having to make an offer for the remaining shares. SWH is owned by … Continue reading

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Burkard Family’s Bid to Sell Sika Will Be Addressed at Regular Shareholders Meeting

The Swiss Cantonal Court of Zug has denied Schenker-Winkler Holding’s (SWH) request to hold an extraordinary shareholders meeting for Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG. The Burkard family-owned company, SWH, controls 16.1 percent of Sika’s capital with 52.4 percent in … Continue reading

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Swiss Takeover Board Decides in Favor of Burkard Family

The Swiss Takeover Board has decided the Burkard family, which owns Schenker Winkler Holding AG, can move forward with selling its interest in Swiss chemical company Sika AG to French conglomerate Saint-Gobain. “The Takeover Board has determined that the opting-out … Continue reading

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Safe Glass Solutions: New Program Puts Name into Action

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The current inventory of public and institutional buildings contains an ample amount of wired glass, originally installed due to fire protection requirements. Many of these facilities, however, were built prior to code changes that deemed wired glass applications subject to … Continue reading

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Saint-Gobain Says Commitment to Acquire Sika “Irrevocable”

In a Power Point presentation covering 2014 full-year financials, French conglomerate Saint-Gobain’s management says its “commitment is irrevocable” to acquire a controlling interest in Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG. “Consequently, we hope that those members of Sika’s management team … Continue reading

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Swiss Court Dismisses Request to Overturn Sika Board Decision

The Cantonal Court of Zug in Switzerland has dismissed Schenker Winkler Holding AG’s (SWH) request to review a decision by Sika’s board of directors to reduce the company’s voting rights to 5 percent. The Burkard family-owned company controls 16.1 percent … Continue reading

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