Shared Success and strong partnership with stakeholders
Partner FOR all stakeholders
Sika is a reliable and long-term partner for all its stakeholders. Financially sound, Sika is able to create value. The company aims to be a respected employer, a provider of high-performing and durable products, an attractive long-term investment opportunity, a responsible tax payer, and a good corporate citizen helping communities to flourish. Sika focuses on global technology leadership and market penetration, from new-build construction to refurbishment.
Seven target markets, plenty of opportunities
Sustainability in construction relates to both new-build and refurbishment projects. As a global market leader in the construction chemicals industry, Sika continuously leverages its growth potential in all target markets through innovation, quality, and service. Sika’s seven target markets are Concrete, Waterproofing, Roofing, Flooring, Sealing & Bonding, Refurbishment, and Industry.
From product to solution provider
Sika provides its customers with innovative solutions that boost the efficiency, durability, and aesthetic appeal of buildings, infrastructure facilities, installations, and vehicles throughout construction and use. The integrated concepts and solutions address the entire life cycle of a facility, from initial construction to repair, refurbishment, and deconstruction. The extension of a facility’s life span through appropriate maintenance and modernization creates economic and environmental value.
MORTAR IS A FAST-GROWING BUSINESS
The high-margin mortar business – a core component of Sika’s Strategy 2018 – has been delivering above-average performance over the last few years. Sika has further expanded its fast-growing mortar business continuously by opening 22 new factories and completing 9 acquisitions since 2012. In total, 85 production plants all over the globe are dedicated to serve customers in the mortar business.
37% OF SALES IN EMERGING MARKETS
Today, more than 37% of sales are generated in emerging markets showing strong structural growth. The buildup of supply chains and technical competence are crucial for market success. Sika’s accelerated growth in emerging markets continued to generate compelling results, with sales rising by 7.9% in 2015.
38% OF SALES IN EMERGING MARKETS
Sika focuses on emerging markets with strong structural growth. Today, more than 38% of sales are generated in emerging markets. The build-up of supply chains and technical competence are crucial for market success. USD 40 trillion will be invested in infrastructure globally until 2030, largely driven by increasing urbanization. By 2050 70% of the global population will live in cities. More than 50 new airports will be built in China until 2015, and a high-speed railway network of 50,000 km will be constructed by 2020.
17 ACQUISITIONS WITHIN 4 YEARS
Organic growth – expansion through its own resources – is at the core of Sika’s strategy. It is complemented by carefully targeted acquisitions. This external growth allows to close gaps in access to the target markets and to consolidate fragmented markets. Particularly in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, Sika pursues this policy as a means of steadily improving its market position.
24 ACQUISITIONS WITHIN 5 YEARS (2009-2013)
Organic growth, i.e. growth driven by entrepreneurial endeavor, is the core of
Sika’s corporate strategy. This organic growth is compounded by carefully targeted external growth which offers a useful way of closing existing gaps in access to the target markets and consolidating fragmented markets. Particularly in Asia and Latin America, Sika pursues this policy as a means of steadily improving its market position.
20 GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY CENTERS AND 317 INVENTION DISCLOSURES SINCE 2012
Some 1,400 employees in Research and Development (R&D), Quality Assurance (QA), and Technology Support (TS) drive Sika’s innovation, many of them working on basic research and the development ofnew products in the 20 Global Technology Centers. Since 2012, Sika has filed 297 patent applications and launched a large number of new products in all target markets.
STRENGTHENING OF COMPLIANCE CULTURE
The Sika Corporate Compliance Officer and four Regional Compliance Officers (RCO) help to preserve Sika’s strong compliance culture. To ensure that the Code of Conduct’s principles are understood and adhered to by all employees, Sika has developed an animated e-learning program. This training program and the Sika TrustLine, a web-based reporting platform, are part of an awareness-raising campaign on compliance. A defined reporting procedure and an effective organization-wide communication campaign on the use of the Sika TrustLine help to preserve and foster Sika’s strong culture of transparency, integrity, and trust.