We bring strategy to life

Sika pursues its Strategy 2018. With passion and persistence. The operating performance underlines the success of the strategy. The commitment shown by Sika employees in all business areas and on all markets, around the globe is crucial to the effective implementation of the strategy. How and where is the subject of this year’s Annual Report. 

Sika Japan – Building Materials Sales Team
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Sika Japan – Building Materials Sales Team

In 2015 we set up an association that has enabled us to create a new sales channel for one-component liquid-applied membranes. Within this framework, we arrange training programs and workshops for customers who, in turn, give us their feedback on our products. It provides a useful way of sharing experiences and building strong customer relationships. 

Sika Uruguay – Operations Team
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Sika Uruguay – Operations Team

We have improved productivity while cutting raw materials and logistics costs. In addition, we have introduced a new process for recycling wastewater that helps to reduce our environmental impact. The key to these success stories has been our strong teamwork. 

Sika China – Team Flooring
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Sika China – Team Flooring

Our goal is to be the best partner for our customers by ensuring technological leadership, excellent product quality, and outstanding service. To build a more efficient and dynamic team, we develop young talents. In 2015, we reorganized our management structures to enable our up-and-coming executives to assume early responsibility at a subregional level. 

Sika United Arab Emirates – Specifications Team
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Sika United Arab Emirates – Specifications Team

Our outstanding technical competence has enabled us to build a close and trusting relationship with a megaproject developer in Dubai. The resulting network of contacts presents us with tremendous cross-selling opportunities in this and other projects in the region.

Sika USA – Resins R&D Team
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Sika USA – Resins R&D Team

Our new Sikalastic®-641 Lo-VOC liquid-applied membrane meets California’s tough air emission standards for roof coatings. The combination of regional research excellence and international collaboration resulted in a product solution that has opened up whole new markets for Sika. As part of a field test program, we even tried out the product on our own roof.

Sika Automotive Germany – Technical Service, Marketing, and Sales Team
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Sika Automotive Germany – Technical Service, Marketing, and Sales Team

In 2015, our team worked on the introduction of a new assembly method for tailgates based on forward-looking lightweight design technology. Developed in close collaboration with a customer, the concept has been well received by the global automotive industry and has resulted in a number of innovative follow-up projects.

Sika Brazil – Automotive R&D Team
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Sika Brazil – Automotive R&D Team

In Brazil, we localized global Sika automotive technologies such as SikaPower® and SikaBaffle® to meet the needs of the market. This has enabled us to offer customers best-in-class solutions at competitive prices and thereby contribute to Sika’s Strategy 2018 for growth. 

Sika Bolivia – Sales Team
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Sika Bolivia – Sales Team

Our aim is to achieve and maintain a market penetration level of 70%. To meet this goal, our team focuses fully on current and potential customers and offers comprehensive knowledge of Sika products, solutions, and the associated applications.

Sika Switzerland – Waterbar Production Team
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Sika Switzerland – Waterbar Production Team

Our waterbar production is very closely geared to individual customer needs. We consistently endeavor not only to fulfil, but also to surpass their high expectations. Apart from obtaining the best solution for their particular needs, our customers benefit from quality and watertightness that will stand the test of time. 

Sika Australia – Team Industry
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Sika Australia – Team Industry

Our team experienced tremendous success in 2015, surpassing all previous sales performance records. We decided to push the boundaries, reaching out through personal contact and new communication tools, and beating the competition with strong project management and superior customer service support. We added many new customers to our already impressive list.

Sika Thailand – New-Build Factory Project Team
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Sika Thailand – New-Build Factory Project Team

In 2015, we drove forward the construction of a second, state-of-the-art concrete admixtures production plant in Thailand. On schedule to open this year, the new factory will mark the continuation of our dedicated and successful expansion strategy. 

Sika Chile – Supply Chain Team
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Sika Chile – Supply Chain Team

Our aim is to achieve a competitive advantage in our target markets by having the best possible supply chain. We have systematically optimized cost and service efficiency, and, based on our corporate values, built up a well-functioning team comprising people from a wide range of disciplines and cultures. 

Sika Team Nigeria
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Sika Team Nigeria

After the establishment of our national subsidiary in 2014, we started to produce concrete admixtures in September 2015. It is incredibly exciting to be among the pioneers in such a big and rapidly growing market and to help position Sika as the leading construction chemicals company.

Sika Netherlands – Flooring Team (Pulastic)
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Sika Netherlands – Flooring Team (Pulastic)

We have developed an innovative – and already award-winning – sports floor that offers fantastic training opportunities for athletes and children. The floor is fitted with LEDs that can be individually switched on and off to generate the appropriate floor markings for a variety of exercises and games.

Sika Team Myanmar
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Sika Team Myanmar

With the opening of our national subsidiary and the start of local production, our highly committed team is excellently equipped to offer customized products, rapid delivery, and a reliable service in Myanmar. This will help both us and our customers to capitalize on the country’s booming construction market. 

Sika Argentina – Ramón Aguilar & Key Project  Management Team
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Sika Argentina – Ramón Aguilar & Key Project Management Team

Sika is a school for life. It has taught me the importance of honest, responsible work and the value of surpassing customer expectations. I am very proud to be able to pass on my experience to a new generation of Sika employees. 

Sika Algeria – R&D Team
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Sika Algeria – R&D Team

In 2015, we achieved a fivefold increase in tile adhesive sales volumes. This success is due to our team spirit and thanks to newly developed tile adhesives that use locally sourced raw materials but still comply with corporate guidelines. The tile adhesives fully meet customer needs and have further strengthened the Sika brand.

Sika Mexico – Team Flooring
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Sika Mexico – Team Flooring

Fantastic teamwork and support from Sika headquarters enabled us to gain the biggest industrial contract in the history of Sika Mexico. Our globally operating customer will install over 150,000 m2 of our high-quality, locally manufactured Sikafloor® system. We were able to create a relationship of trust with the global account and their local representatives.

Sika UK – Team Waterproofing
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Sika UK – Team Waterproofing

Last year’s launch of SikaProof® A proved a phenomenal success. In addition to the timely development of specifications, key success factors included our expert counseling services and high-quality solutions, backed up by product application support. In addition, we are always mindful of the project’s budget requirements.

Sika Norway – Sales Team
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Sika Norway – Sales Team

In 2015 the focus was on the integration of Casco  into the Sika Group. With the new sales organization now in place, the joint Sika-Casco team is set to conquer the professional floor layers market with high-quality, complete flooring solutions.