Sika won the high-value “Award for the State Scientific and Technological Progress 2013” in China. In the 20th Anniversary Ceremony of Sika (China) Ltd. on March 21st, 2014, Morten Muschak, President of Sika (China) Ltd., was officially granted the high-value certificate issued in January 2014 by the president of P. R. China, Jinping Xi, the Prime Minister, Keqiang Li, and other Chinese governmental officials. Swiss diplomats, local governmental officials, customers, employees and representatives of the Sika Group Management such as Jan Jenisch, CEO of Sika AG, and Heinz Gisel, President of Sika Asia/Pacific were attending the ceremony.

Strong Partners: Sika China and Southeast University, Nanjing, China

With the production of over 22 million vehicles and 2.2 billion tons of cement in 2013, China has become a world leading car and cement manufacturer, and obviously China is regarded strategically as an important and rapidly developing market by many big international companies like Sika.

Several years ago, Sika Technology AG, Sika (China) Ltd. and Sika Automotive (China) began to establish scientific and technical cooperation with some local elite universities and institutes in China. The first objective of this activity has been to investigate the compatibility of Sika’s concrete admixtures and automobile adhesives & sealants with local construction materials and automobile substrates. The second objective has been to study the current state of technical development in China.

Southeast University, located in Nanjing, China, is one of Sika’s main partners in this kind of activity. During the previous scientific & technical cooperation with Southeast University, two projects, “Investigation into Influential Regularities and Mechanisms of Sika Water Reducing Agent on Concrete Volume Change” and “Investigation into Influential Regularities and Mechanisms of Sika Water Reducing Agent on Concrete Durability” were carried out. Some research results achieved in this cooperation have been successfully applied in several real construction projects. At the same time the cooperation achieved excellent academic results.

State Scientific & Technical Progress Award in 2013

After winning the first prize of “Scientific & Technical Progress Award” at the China Ministry of Education in 2012, Sika and Southeast University jointly applied for the award with the project “New Materials and New Technology Preventing Concrete Cracks at Different Ages and Its Application”. They successfully won the 2nd Grade Award for the State Scientific & Technical Progress Award in 2013, one of the official 188 awards in China.

In January, 2014, the president of P. R. China, Jinping Xi, the Prime Minister, Keqiang Li, and other governmental officials met the delegates and the winners and granted them the certificates during the ceremony in the National People’s Congress Hall in Beijing.

The Award for the State Scientific and Technological Progress is well-known and very important in China. It not only demonstrates the technology leadership of Sika in the field of concrete and concrete admixtures, but also contributes to Sika’s business development and adds another plus to Sika‘s brand image.