Innovation - the key factor for our success

  • 20 Global Technology Centers and 20 Regional Technology Centers and more than 60 Local Technology Centers worldwide.
  • Worldwide: more than 950 employees in Research & Development.
  • Approximately 300 R&D employees located in Switzerland (Sika Technology AG) in Sarnen, Widen and Zurich.
  • Sika is the largest manufacturer of one-component polyurethane sealants and adhesives worldwide.
  • Every year Sika applies for around 70 new patents, which means that the Group has a steadily growing portfolio of protected applications. By the end of 2018, Sika’s patent portfolio included more than 800 unique patent families with more than 3,400 single national patents.
  • Total expenditures on research and development for the Group in the year under review totaled CHF 189.5 million (previous year: CHF 184.6 million), equivalent to 2.7% of sales