Who We Are


Southeastern Container, Inc. (SEC), formed by a group of independent Coca-Cola bottlers to produce their own PET packaging needs in the early 80’s, has grown to be one of the world’s largest and most respected PET processors. Today, SEC ships PET preforms and bottles to over fifty Coca-Cola bottling and co-packing operations in the United States and Canada, stretching from Quebec to Florida and as far west as Montana and covering thirty-four states and six Canadian provinces. Our product mix covers a wide range of packaging sizes from the small single serve 253ml bottle to the family size 2L bottle. The product mix includes a variety of products from carbonated soft drinks and waters to juices and teas, all for the Coca-Cola bottling network. With our corporate offices located just outside of Asheville, NC in the town of Enka, SEC has grown from a single manufacturing location in 1982 to a world leader in the industry sector. With the headquarter facility in North Carolina, and other locations in Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and a second location in North Carolina, SEC operates as a “C” corporation and is organized as a manufacturing co-operative under sub-chapter “T” of the IRS tax code.



Built around the philosophy that our employees are the key to our success and our core values of Trust, Accountability, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability, SEC has built its reputation as a low cost, high quality, service leader in the PET preform and bottle manufacturing industry. Today SEC employs approximately 500 dedicated men and women that are proud to call Southeastern Container home. Our purpose, “Driven by Customer Success", guides our associates each and every day to insure that our customers have the highest level of quality and service at the most competitive price. As a leader in PET preform and bottle manufacturing, SEC has long built its reputation on utilizing leading edge technology and partnering with key industry leaders in the areas of virgin and post-consumer resins, injection molding, reheat blow molding, material handling, package development and logistics within the industry. As a result of these efforts, Southeastern Container is well positioned to remain an industry leader as we move forward into the future.