In 2010 Sika celebrated its 100-year anniversary. Developing innovative products and solutions and being consistent towards all stakeholders have made it possible for Sika to grow throughout its first century.
Sika tradition and innovation
Kaspar Winkler founded his business in 1910. His first inventions were agents to protect and clean granite (Conservado, Purigo) and a mortar waterproofing agent called Sika. In 1911 he entered his firm, Kaspar Winkler & Co., into the Commercial Register.
The foundation of Sika
Kaspar Winkler invented the first Sika product in 1910. He had to wait several years for the breakthrough of his company, when Sika-1 was used to waterproof the Gotthard tunnel. More
After World War II, the global economy boomed. Sika opened businesses around the world in countries such as Sweden and Cuba.
Sika's product range broadened over the years. A significant addition was Sikaflex. Based on this invention a whole new business - the Industry Division - was started. More
Almost every year a new local subsidiary was opened. Through its global presence, Sika achieved incredible growth rates in recent years. More