The Sika success story continued in 2014 persistently. The implementation of the strategy 2018 is well under way. Sales reached record levels in all regions and all relevant growth targets for 2014 were exceeded. high growth momentum and disciplined cost management led to record figures of CHF 633.2 million (+21.0%) for the operating result and CHF 441.2 million (+28.0%) for net profit.
“Customer First” is a cornerstone of the Sika values and principles and addresses the key question: What can we do to offer our customers maximum benefit anytime? The answer is given every day by Sika employees themselves. Through their personal commitment, their expertise and by an innovative portfolio of products and solutions.
Photo: Nina Akhata, R&D Quality Manager, Indonesia
The result of a century’s experience in tunneling combined with an idea borrowed from shipbuilding, Sikaproof®A membranes allow the use of below-ground building spaces for higher-grade accommodation. This is due to the reliable waterproof and damp-proof barrier provided by the membranes for facilities such as museum archives and collections, hospital laboratories, and retail spaces or storerooms.
When adhesives makes cars lighter and safer.
The markets served by Sika include automobile construction, the commercial vehicle industry (structural bonding, direct glazing, acoustic systems, reinforcing systems), automotive aftermarket (car glass replacement, car body repair), renewable energies (solar and wind), and facade engineering (structural glazing, sealing of insulating glass units).
Sika has been successful as a technology company for more than 100 years. From the outset, sustainability has been a core element of the company's strategy. In dialog with internal and external stakeholders, Sika defined the six target indicators with the largest potential effect.
In a ranking measuring growth in sales revenues among the top 100 Swiss companies, Sika has moved up and enjoyed one of the best improvements in the ranking. The assessment was conducted recently by Handelszeitung, a leading Swiss business weekly. Only 29 of the companies assessed in 1975 remained in the top 100 and just 4 of those improved their ranking.