IN 2010, Sika celebrated its 100-year anniversary. Developing innovative products and solutions and being consistent towards all stakeholders have made is possible for Sika to grow throughout its first century.
Kaspar Winkler founded his business in 1910. His first inventions were agents to protect and clean granite (Conservado, Purigo) and a mortar waterproofing agent called Sika. In 1911 he entered his firm, Kaspar Winkler & Co., into the Commercial Register.
Kaspar Winkler invented the first Sika product in 1910. He had to wait several years for the breakthrough of his company, when Sika-1 was used to waterproof the Gotthard tunnel.
After World War II, the economy worldwide boomed. Sika opened businesses around the globe in countries such as Sweden and Cuba.
Sika's product range broadened over the years. A significant addition was Sikaflex. Based on this invention a whole new business - the Industry Division - was started.
Almost every year a new local subsidiary was opened. With its global presence, Sika achieved incredible growth rates in recent years.