Growth strategy on track for success
The Sika growth model ensures long-term success and profitable growth. By focusing on market penetration, innovation, emerging markets, acquisitions, and the company's overarching values, Sika is successfully growing. Sika aligns investments with this growth model. Since 2012, the company has made 91 key investments: 51 new plants, 20 new national subsidiaries, and 20 acquisitions.
MORTAR IS A FAST-GROWING BUSINESS
The high-margin mortar business – a core component of Sika’s Strategy 2018 – has been delivering above-average performance over the last few years. Sika has further expanded its fast-growing mortar business continuously by opening 26 new factories and completing 9 acquisitions since 2012. In total, 88 production plants all over the globe are dedicated to serve customers in the mortar business.
20 GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY CENTERS AND 333 PATENT APPLICATIONS SINCE 2012
872 employees in Research and Development (R&D) drive Sika’s innovation, many of them working on basic research and the development of new products in the 20 Global Technology Centers. Since 2012, Sika has filed 333 patents and launched a large number of new products in all target markets.
37% OF SALES IN EMERGING MARKETS
Today, more than 37% of sales are generated in emerging markets showing strong structural growth. The build-up of supply chains and technical competence are crucial for market success. Sika’s accelerated growth in emerging markets continued to generate compelling results, with sales rising by 7.9% in 2015.
20 ACQUISITIONS SINCE 2012
Organic growth – expansion through its own resources – is at the core of Sika’s strategy. It is complemented by carefully targeted acquisitions. This external growth allows to close gaps in access to the target markets and to consolidate fragmented markets. Through these focused investments, the Group safeguards its global growth potential.
CORPORATE CULTURE AS FOUNDATION OF SUSTAINED SUCCESS
Sika takes a long-term perspective on the development of its business and acts with respect and responsibility towards customers, stakeholders and employees. The future success of the company is not only dependent on pursuing the right strategy, but is just as much based on the trust and dedication of all Sika employees.
Sika believes in the competence and the entrepreneurial spirit of its employees.