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.
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.
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.