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).
On 25th January 2015 Beat Hefti and Alex Baumann were on the podium once again as they took second place, behind the Latvians, in the two man bob race at the World Cup in St. Moritz. It was an exciting race in perfect conditions with many spectators with St. Moritz offering the best in entertainment. The two women bob team also did well, securing sixth place in their race.
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.
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.
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.