THE ORIGINS OF SIKA
 

In 1910, Kaspar Winkler laid the foundations for the present-day Sika Group in Zurich. At that time, he had developed a pioneering chemical process to accelerate the setting and hardening of cement, mortar and concrete. His first product, Sika -1, a watersealing mortar additive, remains widely used to this day.
 

SIKA AG
 

Sika is a global company with more than 190 production and marketing subsidiaries in 98 countries. We are a globally integrated company supplying specialty chemicals and application knowledge. Sika is a company with a strong innovative tradition, constantly striving for new levels of excellence. This means developing innovative products and solutions that will open up new opportunities for the company, its employees, and its partners in construction, trade and industry.

Sika is a leader in processing materials used in sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting load-bearing structures. Sika’s product range features high-quality concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, sealants and adhesives, damping and reinforcing materials, structural strengthening systems, industrial flooring as well as roofing and waterproofing systems. Total solutions from Sika replace older technologies such as bolting, riveting and welding, opening unforeseen innovation possibilities for customers. Our objective is to help customers generate added value and always stay one step ahead of the competition. Worldwide local presence with subsidiaries in 98 countries and over 17,419 employees link customers directly to Sika and ensure the success of all our partners. In the pursuit of value creation for all stakeholders, Sika achieves annual sales of CHF 5,747.7 million (2016).

The company’s product lines include high-grade concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, sealants and adhesives, damping and reinforcing materials, structural strengthening systems, industrial flooring and sealing membranes.
 

SIKA'S GLOBAL PRESENCE – A STRATEGIC SUCCESS FACTOR
 

  • Worldwide local presence in 98 countries
  • 190 Sika production and marketing companies worldwide
  • Over 17,419 employees (2016)
  • Besides the corporate brand Sika further 838 Sika product trademarks as Sikaflex, Sika ViscoCrete or SikaBond
  • 84 invention disclosures in 2016