The Market Leader in Innovative Building Plasters

The gypsum activity; Saint-Gobain Gyproc; has a history that dates back to 1917 with the establishment of BPB in the United Kingdom undertaking the production of plaster and plasterboard products. The company expanded to France, Ireland, Canada and South Africa in the 1950’s and continued with its global expansion before it was acquired by Saint-Gobain in 2005, and becoming a part of its larger family.

Saint-Gobain Gyproc Egypt is the largest manufacturer and distributor of all forms of gypsum products from the traditional and industrial plasters to drylining and ceilings. With a history stretching back to more than a century, its first factory was established in Ismailia back in 1908 by a French company.



Saint-Gobain Gyproc Egypt currently has three major manufacturing sites in Borg Al Arab, Ismailia and Sadat City, as well as several gypsum mines. To maintain its position in the market, Saint-Gobain Gyproc Egypt recently worked on a significant enhancement of its manufacturing capacity to ensure the ongoing high quality of its market-leading branded products, whilst continuing to meet the growing demand for both plasters and plasterboard, in addition to maintaining its own selfimposed high levels of service to its customers in Egypt. In today’s growing market, Saint-Gobain Gyproc Egypt has both resources and expertise to ensure that it can do whatever is necessary to achieve its goals.


Fast Facts:    

  • Founded in 1908 by a French company in Ismailia

  • Known before as Egyptian Gypsum Company

  • Bought in late 90’ by BPB Placo France from Gemco

  • Largest production capacity with 3 plants – 400Kt/year

  • Largest market share in building plasters