Saint-Gobain plc (Saint-Gobain), the UK-based subsidiary of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, is engaged in the manufacture and distribution of a range of materials including ceramics, plastics, abrasives, reinforcements, insulation, ductile iron pipe systems, plasterboard and plaster, gypsum, flat glass, pipes, industrial mortars and exterior products among others. The company manages operations in the UK and Ireland. It operates through more than 1000 sites. Saint-Gobain is also engaged in designing, production and distribution of materials for the construction industry. The company carries out research and development activities in its innovation center in Docklands, London. It operates in divisions, such as construction products, Innovative materials and building distribution. Saint-Gobain is headquartered at Coventry in England, the UK.