- BuildingDesign Construction Portal
  • Request Product Information
  • Connect With Us
  • Follow BuildingDesign on Twitter Connect with BuildingDesign on LinkedIn Become a fan on Facebook Follow BuildingDesign on Pinterest Follow BuildingDesign Media on Google+

Pilkington United Kingdom - History Timeline

History Timeline

From a family company in 1826 to a world leader in glass in 2008

Pilkington Group Ltd. originated in 1826 as the St. Helens Crown Glass Company, founded with the technical knowledge and ability of John William Bell and capital from three of the most influential local families; the Bromilows, the Greenalls & the Pilkingtons. William Pilkington was one of the original shareholders, and he was later joined by his elder brother Richard.

In 1894 it became a private company and remained so until 1970 when its shares were listed on the London Stock Exchange. Pilkington was de-listed from the London Stock Exchange in June 2006 on becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of the NSG Group; itself established in 1918.

The NSG Group has major market shares in most building and automotive product markets of the world, with a broad geographic reach, enabling it to respond to customers whose operations, particularly in the case of Automotive OE, are increasingly global.

Select a period below to read more about Pilkington's history over the years:

Pilkington United Kingdom Ltd
Greengate Works
Sherdley Road
St Helens
WA9 5DZ

Request Information

  • Full Name
  • Company Name
  • Telephone
  • Email
  • Requirements
  • Validation