Our History

1997BPB Formula

Saint-Gobain Formula (former BPB Formula) was officially founded in 1997, bringing together the industrial plaster activity of 4 major international plaster companies: Börgardts, British Gypsum, Iberyeso and Plâtres Lambert.

Each of these companies was reputed both on the home market and internationally for high quality gypsum and technical ability to produce industrial plasters adapted to a variety of specialist industrial applications

2000Thai Gypsum

Formula starts its collaboration with Thai Gypsum, part of the BPB Group, with quarry and production facilities in Bang Pa In, Thailand.

2001Gypsum Romania

Formula starts its collaboration with Rigips Romania, part of the BPB Group, with quarry and production facilities in Turda.

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2003Rigips Turkey

Formula starts its collaboration with Rigips Turkey, part of the BPB Group, with quarry and production facilities in Hasanoglan.

2005Saint-Gobain acquires BPB Plc.

As a result of the acquisition the entire BPB activity is renamed as Saint-Gobain Gyproc. BPB Formula is renamed Saint-Gobain Formula, which produces industrial plasters adapted to a variety of specialist industrial applications.

2006Placogips Egypt

Saint-Gobain Formula starts its collaboration with Placogips in Egypt, part of the Saint-Gobain Group, with quarry and manufacturing facilities in Amreyah.

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2010-12Extensive investment in Newark

Formula’s facilities in Newark (UK) benefit from an extensive investment programme

2013-16Extensive investment in Bang Pa In

Formula’s facilities in Bang Pa In (Thailand) benefit from an extensive investment programme

2017Formula's Anniversary

Saint-Gobain Formula celebrates its 20th Anniversary.