Sika

Business Background / Overview

Sika – a Global Player in Specialty Chemicals for Construction and Industry

Sika is a globally integrated company, supplying specialty chemicals and application know-how. With a worldwide network of subsidiaries of more than 120 production and marketing companies in 74 countries and approximately 13,500 employees, Sika links directly with customers and guarantees the success of all partners.

Our strong research and development guarantees consistent high quality as well as constant improvement and innovations in Sika’s product range in our two divisions: Construction and Industry.

These two divisions focus on four Customer Groups, providing optimal service to every customer:

Construction:

  1. Concrete
  2. Contractors
  3. Distribution

Industry:

  1. Industry

Sika achieves annual sales of CHF 4.4 billion in 2010 (80% Construction and 20% Industry).

Sika in Asia Pacific Region generates sales of CHF 676 million in 2010, which accounts for 15 % of total group sales. Our establishment in this region started in 1930 in Japan and has since increased our local presence to Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.

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Areas of Specialty / Core Competencies

For 100 years, Sika’s core competencies of sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting load-bearing structures have found broad possibilities for applications in our two divisions: Construction and Industry.

Sealing
Sealing minimizes the flow of gases and liquids between cavities and interstices as well as the dissemination and transfer of heat or cold. Immense flat roofs, complicated tunnel constructions, easily damageable water reservoirs and sophisticated façades are durably impervious to wind and rain, resistant to temperature, age and vibration. The functionality and comfort of rooms within are thereby enhanced.

Bonding
Bonding joins different materials permanently, elastically and securely. Vehicles, windows, and even concrete elements of several tons for bridges are bonded using new processes. Sika bonding technologies increase the safety of end products and enable greater freedom of design. These applications also optimize the manufacturing process by reducing cycle times.

Damping
In fixed and moving objects, damping reduces vibrations of all wavelengths, resulting in fewer reverberations and noise emissions in load-bearing structures and cavities. Noise in vehicle interiors, for example – whether in a car, a bus or a cruise ship – is silenced, and comfort increases significantly.

Reinforcing
Reinforcing bolsters the carrying capacity of statically or dynamically stressed load-bearing structures in a targeted manner, from lightweight window frames to crash-resistant automotive bodies to imposing concrete bridges. Solutions for reinforcing fortify existing and optimize new load-bearing structures.

Protecting
Protecting extends the durability of load-bearing structures and preserves the substance of new and renovated objects. Sika solutions guarantee sustained protection against climatic conditions, chemical influence, pollution and fire for concrete and steel structures.

Products & Solutions
  1. Cement Technology
  2. Concrete Technology
  3. Concrete Maintenance and Repair
  4. Grouting and Fixing
  5. Gypsum / Mortar Additives
  6. Mortars
  7. Injection
  8. Structural Strengthening Systems
  9. Façade Components
  10. Flooring
  11. Protective Coatings
  12. Roofing
  13. Waterproofing
  14. Elastic Bonding
  15. Adhesive and Sealant Systems
  16.  Damping and Reinforcing Materials
 
   


 

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 Quality

  • Sika’s quality concept comprises three aspects: the individual product quality, the quality of the relationship to customers and partners, and the quality of service
  • An important part of Sika policy is the combination of quality with environmental responsibility. Most companies within the Sika group have been certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 for many years. We support comprehensive quality and environmental initiatives within various institutes and advisory boards


Service

  • Sika understands itself not just as a product supplier, but rather offers the customer complete solutions that consist of products, advice and onsite service. We place great value in supporting customers to ensure trouble-free application of our products and/or solutions
  • Manufacturing and business processes are continuously improved and further developed to produce more quickly, better and more cost effectively for our customers

 Innovation

  • Strong R&D with 11 Technology Centers in 9 countries and 6 Regional Technology Support Centers for regional and/or local adaptation of products, applications and solutions