Architectural - Overview

World leader in float glass technology and coatings 

Key message

Buildings account for almost 50 percent of the energy consumed in developed countries. Increased focus is being placed on legislation and policies to improve their energy efficiency.

Our products play a vital role in improving energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. They also offer other advanced functionality, protecting against fire, insulating against noise, offering safety and security, privacy, decoration and even self-cleaning properties.

Glass has an important role to play in the development of the growing Solar Energy sector. We supply products for all three of the leading technologies, converting power from the sun into clean renewable energy.

Supplying glass for architectural, Solar Energy and technical applications


Around 9,000 employees.


The Group operates 29 float lines around the world (some of which are dedicated to Automotive and Technical Glass production).

Global spread

Major presence in Europe, Japan, North America. Also in China, South America
and South East Asia.

Main products

  • Solar control glass
  • Thermal insulation glass
  • Fire-resistant glass 
  • Noise control glazing
  • Safety and security glazing
  • Glass for solar energy


Our Architectural business uses the ‘Pilkington’ brand

The brand is closely identified with technical excellence and service in the glass industry.  Pilkington, acquired by NSG Group in 2006, invented the Float Process, through which most  of the world’s high quality glass in made.