Suzhou, China

Suzhou, China: Before they are delivered to customers, the quality of Sika components is tested using state-of-the-art laser technology.

Sika Automotive delivers innovative products for bodywork reinforcement, systems for reducing noise and vibration, as well as sealants and adhesives. These high-quality solutions are usually vehicle-specific and have to be tailored to the customer’s production process. Under engineering partnerships, often going on for many years, Sika works together with customers – car manufacturers as well as their suppliers – on the development of specific components and materials for the respective model. Testing the product application, which needs to function perfectly on the customers’ systems, and communicating Sika’s technical expertise are central elements of the sales strategy. This is why, in 2016, a Technical Service Center was set up at the factory in Suzhou near Shanghai. The Center is used to demonstrate the high performance and long service life of Sika’s products. For instance, product applications are carried out with original components, and the solutions are then tested for strength or aging. And that pays off. The number of Sika components in cars in China is rising continually, and customer satisfaction is high.