The driving forces in R&D are multifaceted: On one hand global trends have a strong impact on our research work, such as the constant necessity to save weight in vehicle manufacturing or the demand for energy saving construction materials. On the other hand, due to differing local industry specifications, considerable product adaptions to respective requirements are necessary.
Sika’s R&D strategy includes centralized and decentralized components.

The centrally organized research handles longterm research programs, delivers analytical services and establishes R&D management for the entire Sika Group. The second component in R&D strategy is the regional adaptation of products, solutions and applications. Eleven Technology Centers in America, Europe and Asia take on this challenge.