SGD North America


SGD bolstered its international presence with comprehensive coverage of the North America region since 1980. With a sales office in New York, SGD was also the first European glass maker to establish industrial facilities (two plants) on the other side of the Atlantic with its subsidiary.

SGD North America (Covington)

The Covington plant is dedicated to glass flasks and jars production for the perfumery-cosmetics markets. The plant is also used for training SGD and client personnel for both BU’s (perfumery-cosmetics and pharmacy). Operations at Sparta are focused on glass decorating, also for Perfumery-cosmetics.

SGD North America blend the strength of SGD Group resources with the advantage of 2 domestic productions plants. In addition, both Pharmaceutical and Perfumery-cosmetics Business Units have dedicated domestic customer support team: quality and technical manager, technically trained account managers, sales support, logistics expertise and client marketing assistance.

 Glass container manufacturing processes

  • Bare glass for perfumes and cosmetics applications
  • Decoration techniques: frosting, screen printing, pad printing, gluing of accessories, UV gluing, hot stamping, lacquering

 Pharmaceutical product qualities

  • SGD’s Type I, Type II and Type III glass formulations comply with the leading pharmacopeias
  • The ISO 15378 registered for the Group plants produce vials for parenteral, nasal and oral delivery ranging from 3 ml to 1.5 L.
  • Our Asolvex® Type 1 clear glass  and EasyLyo™ vials are widely recognized for their low alumina content and high delamination resistance - particularly interesting in biotech application


  • 1970: SGD in Europe exports glass pharmaceutical bottles to North America companies
  • 1980: Creation of SGD North America subsidiary with a commercial office in New York
  • 1995: Dedicated commercial team for the Pharmaceutical market based in New York
  • 1996: Creation of the glass plant in Covington (Georgia)
  • 2002: Creation of the decoation plant in Sparta (Georgia)
  • 2003: Addition of a Quality Manager for Pharmaceutical Glass based in the USA
  • 2007: Addition of an extra production line at Covington
  • 2008: New lacquering line and new screen printing press at Sparta


Plant contact :
Covington plant
9141 Technology Drive N.E.
Covington GA 30014-971
+ 1 770 786 1952

Sparta plant
252 Industrial Park
Sparta GA 31087
+1 706 444 0954

Sales office contact
SGD North America

900 Third Avenue
4th floor
New York 10022
+1 212 753 4200


  • 460 employees
  • 100 million flasks and jars manufactured per year in Covington
  • 85 million containers decorated per year in Sparta
  • 300 million pharmaceutical vials delivered per year

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