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).
When it comes to global urban development, we have to think about renewing what we have already created in the past. Read about the refurbishment of locks, sustainable roofing and flooring solutions, bridge reinforcement and many other topics in the latest edition of "ambitions", the Sika magazine.
The goal of Sika's support of the non-profit organisation 600kids.org is to help school children in selected schools in Myanmar obtain an improved learning environment and better education. With the support of Sika individual schools and villages in the Irrawaday delta and in the region around Yangon are supported. Sika employees are volunteering.
Half of all the cars produced worldwide contain Sika products. That is around 40 million vehicles every year. One in four car windshields is adhesively bonded using Sika products. These "invisible" high-performance products help the automotive industry find practical solutions to current issues in vehicle construction, such as crash resistance and lightweight design. Thanks to Sika, vehicles are becoming safer, lighter, more economical and more environmentally friendly.
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.
Sika’s leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protecting has been strengthened by two key investments: A new production facility for admixtures has been opened in Denver, and the Sika site in the greater area of Atlanta has been expanded by a mortar plant.