Sika UK welcomed journalists from some of the leading construction industry publications to its Preston site this month for a behind-the-scenes tour.

The one-day media event began with Dragan Maksimovic, General Manager of Sika UK, giving a short overview of Sika’s commercial ethos, current strategy and plans for future growth, followed by brief presentations from Mike Byrne, Core Technology Head Coating Systems, Dr Sarah Peake, Sustainability Manager, Lee Sleight, National Sales Manager – Waterproofing, and Martin Palmer, Head of Human Resources.

Sika Limited's Mark Gatrell gives the guests an insight into R&D
Image: Mark Gatrell gives the guests an insight into R&D
Sika Press Conference Dragan Maksimovic starts off proceedings
Image: Dragan Maksimovic starts off proceedings

The group was then given a guided tour of the site, taking a first-hand look at the production process with Keith Gilbert, Head of Operations, before being handed over to Mark Gatrell, Head of Research & Development, to learn more about Sika’s extensive research and development activities.

"We would like to thank all the trade journalists who attended for taking the time to visit our Preston HQ. We hope they now have a greater understanding of Sika UK and the values and business ethos that underpin everything we do. Sika UK places great emphasis in investing in our products and our people. This has helped us to build a strong reputation as a trusted, reliable and innovative construction chemicals manufacturer, a reputation that we’re incredibly proud of and determined to keep." Dragan Maksimovic