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About of Sika AG

Sika AG is a Swiss specialty chemicals multinational headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, serving the construction and automotive industry. The company develops and manufactures systems and products for bonding, sealing, cushioning, reinforcement and protection. It currently has over 25,000 employees, offices in more than 100 countries and an annual turnover of 8.1 billion francs. [1]

Sika was founded in 1910 when Kaspar Winkler laid the foundation for the company. Winkler worked his way out of poverty to become a successful businessman and was already involved in establishing subsidiaries overseas in the 1920s.

In addition to the Sika brand, more than 900 product brands are used, including Sikaflex, SikaTack, Sika ViscoCrete, SikaBond, Sikafloor, Sika CarboDur Sikagard, Sika MaxTack, Sikaplan, Sikament, Sikadur, SikaLastic, SikaRoof MTC, Sika Sarnafil and Sika . . .

In 2019 Sika acquired the PAREX group, a global company headquartered in France with over 4,500 employees and € 1.034 billion in sales. [2]

Sika AG is the legal entity of the holding which includes Sika organizations worldwide, Sika Technology AG (research and development) and Sika Services AG (business functions supporting all organizations worldwide).

Waterproofing protects structures from water ingress, which can cause costly and irreversible damage. It is mostly invisible after construction work is completed. Every day the basement of a building or the outermost layer of a tunnel is subject to strong changes in humidity and temperature, which contribute to its deterioration. Trust Sika for durable waterproofing systems to protect your project.

Advantages of sika waterproofing

  • Sika solutions are suitable for even the most demanding requirements to keep water out of durable structures such as tunnels, bridges, cellars or balconies.
  • For drinking water systems, our sealing systems meet the most stringent drinking water approvals.
  • Sika has developed solutions for special site conditions, including microbiologically and chemically resistant products, products with high mechanical strength, free of physically bonded plasticizers and environmentally sustainable products. Find out how Sika waterproofing solutions can contribute to sustainable construction.
  • We take care of the entire waterproofing process down to the smallest detail and are able to offer solutions for both new buildings and renovations.
  • Sika’s many years of experience and expertise in offering products and system solutions are a decisive added value for your next project.
History of sika waterproofing

2009: Dubai Metro’s first line: The Dubai Metro’s first line was inaugurated. The second line is scheduled to begin by operating in 2011. There are 58.7 km of overground track in tunnels clad with 53000 prefabricated tubbing elements.

2010: 100-year anniversary: Worldwide celebrations at the different subsidiaries with the attendance of the owner family, active and retired Senior Managers, and others. On the threshold of its 100-year anniversary, Sika starts running the platform Sika Experiences which promotes internships and enables students and young professionals insights into this industry.

2012: A new president for the Board of Directors and a new CEO: Paul Hälg, CEO of the Dätwyler Gruppe, is elected as president of the Board of Directors of Sika AG. Jan Jenisch takes over the CEO position from Ernst Bärtschi upon his retirement on January 1, 2012.

2013: Target Markets & Regions: Sika defines its target markets as concrete, waterproofing, roofing, flooring, sealing and bonding, refurbishment and industry. The geographical regions are reduced from six to four: EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), North America, Latin America and Asia/Pacific. The former regions Europe South and Europe North are incorporated in the new region EMEA. The region IMEA is dissolved and India is included in the region Asia/Pacific. The regional distinction is based on unified economic areas and supply chain structures.

June 2013: Acquisition of Everbuild: Sika acquired Everbuild, the UK leading manufacturer of sealants and Adhesives.

July 2013: Acquisition of membrane manufacturers: Sika acquired JMTexsa, S.A. de C.V. of Mexico and Texsa India Ltd. They are leading manufacturers of waterproofing membranes and will complement Sika’s roofing product range.

2014: Further global growth: Six new subsidiaries opened in Sri Lanka, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Mozambique, Ivory Coast, and Nigeria, and eight new factories opened worldwide. Sustainability Reporting: Sika becomes one of the first companies in Switzerland to introduce Global Reporting Initiative G4 Standard Collaboration: Sika establishes a research group on Management in Emerging Markets with the University of Fribourg (Switzerland)

2015: Continuation of growth strategy: Acquisitions of Mozambique-based Douro-Moza, BMI Products of Northern California Inc., Axson technologies, Construction Technologies Australia Pty Ltd (CTA) and Addiment Italia. Establishment of national subsidiaries in Ethiopia and Tanzania. The mortar business – a core component of Sika’s Strategy 2018- exhibited an above average performance, with sales growth of 12.9%

2017: Acquisition of Butterfield Color: Sika acquired Butterfield Color, a US-based market leader of decorative concrete floor products and systems.

2018: Continuation of growth strategy: Sika acquired Arcon Membrane Srl, Romania; Concrete Fibers Business of Propex Holding, LLC, USA; Polypag AG, Switzerland and Index Construction Systems and Products, Italy.

2019: Acquisition of Parex: In May 2019, Sika acquired Parex, a global construction chemical company, which provides specialty solutions to the building and construction industry.[6] Headquartered in France, Parex more than 4,500 employees and 1,034 million € on revenues.

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