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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 (37% 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
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Focus on 7 target markets
  • Concrete
  • Waterproofing
  • Roofing
  • Flooring
  • Sealing and Bonding
  • Refurbishment
  • Industry
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Attractive Industry and Markets

Significant growth potential

  • Market volume 2013: CHF 60 billion
  • Market volume 2018*: > CHF 70 billion



* 3% annual market growth expected

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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

Growing demand for Sika products:

  • Increasing world population fuels construction markets
  • Higher demand for performance / specialty concrete
  • More waterproofing solutions needed
  • Functional sealing and building envelopes
  • Innovative roofing solutions
  • Increased safety, fire, water, earthquake and quality requirements
  • High demand for infrastructure
  • Increasing demand for refurbishment & repair solutions

 

Megatrend: Trend for Lighter, Safer Vehicles

Growing demand for Sika products

  • New materials like carbon fiber 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