Strong Global Position

Competitive advantages for profitable growth

  • World market leader in construction chemicals
  • Leading adhesive producer for industrial markets
  • Sucessful focus on innovation (72 patents in 2016)
  • First mover in emerging markets (36% of sales)
  • Significant potential for structural growth in emerging markets
  • Global footprint with over 190 factories worldwide
  • Leading global brand
  • Entrepreneurial company culture
  • Solid financial position (A-rating)
  • Maximum proximity to the customer
Focus on 7 target markets
  • Concrete
  • Waterproofing
  • Roofing
  • Flooring
  • Sealing and Bonding
  • Refurbishment
  • Industry
Attractive Industry and Markets

Significant growth potential

  • Market volume 2016:    >  CHF 70 billion
  • Market volume 2020:         CHF 80 billion

Fragmented Market

Fragmented global industry offers significant growth potential.

  • Sika as the largest construction chemicals company worldwide with a global market share below 10%.
  • Plenty of room to grow.
Megatrend: Urbanization and Megacities

By 2050, two-thirds of the world population will live in urban areas

Urbanization leads to growing demand for Sika

  • High-rise buildings drive demand for high-performance / specialty concrete  -> need for highly flowable and pumpable concrete, concrete with superior compressive strength
  • Deeper foundations and construction in areas with high belowground water pressure  ->  need for more sophisticated waterproofing solutions, flooring for parking decks
  • Glass facades with demanding aesthetic, structural and insulation requirements, energy-efficient building envelopes  -> need for high-performance, specialized sealant and adhesive systems
  • Innovative roofing solutions to help reduce CO2 emissions and urban heat island effect ->  need for green roof systems, light-reflecting roofing solutions
  • Increased fire, earthquake and quality requirements  -> need for fire and corrosion protection, structural strengthening systems, durable, low-emission solutions
  • High demand for infrastructure - metro systems, elevated roads, bridges and tunnels to help relieve congestion  -> need for admixtures, mortars, grouts and waterproofing systems
  • Growing loadbearing requirements as well as stricter ecological standards on existing buildings and infrastructure facilities drive demand for refurbishment and repair solutions -> need for structural strengthening systems, repair and waterproofing mortars, liquid applied membranes for safe and odorless application, facade sealing solutions


Megatrend: Trend for Lighter, Safer Vehicles

Growing demand for Sika products

  • New materials such as carbon fiber or aluminium require bonding solutions
  • Composite body structures need bonding instead of welding
  • Adhesives enable stiffer, lighter, safer metal structures
  • Modular production concepts are based on fast, high strength bonding systems
Megatrend: Sustainability

Growing demand for Sika products

  • More efficient use of limited natural resources and energy ("green cities")
  • Demand for longer life cycles of infrastructure and buildings
  • Demand for low-energy housing
  • Drive towards higher recyclability of materials
  • Demand for safe-to-use products, lower-emission products
  • New technologies for vehicles and transportation
  • Increasing environmental regulations