The Sika growth model is synonymous with long-term success and profitable growth. Urbanization, lighter and safer vehicles as well as sustainability are key megatrends that spur growing demand for Sika products. The five strategic pillars market penetration, innovation, emerging markets, acquisitions, and values are not only the foundation of growth, but they also drive improvements in margins, cash flow, and return on capital.
Successful Target Market concept enables cross-selling and offers solutions for new-build as well as refurbishment activities. Strong brand supports market initiatives. Megatrends drive growth.
R&D organization closely aligned to market needs. Activities driven by creating added value for customers and supporting sustainable development of Sika’s profit and growth.
Higher living standards and rising regulatory requirements stimulate demand for more sophisticated products and technologies.
Acquisitions enable Sika to enhance its core business with related technologies, as well as to improve access to certain markets or additional distribution channels. Acquisitions are viewed as platforms for further growth.
Strong corporate culture based on empowerment and respect with the focus on customer needs, results, sustainability and integrity. High employee identification with the culture and the company.
Various Initiatives Contribute to the Achievement of the Strategic Targets
To expand the supply chain in growth markets, new plants, and acquisitions drive growth and margins. Since 2015 Sika has invested in 41 new plants, 11 new national subsidiaries and 23 acquisitions – a total of 75 key investments.
Investments in R&D lead to the launch of a large number of new products in all target markets every year. Sika spends approximately 3% of sales on R&D annually.
Globally organized procurement coordinates purchasing in all regions, resulting in more price efficient sourcing.
Focus on pricing with global pricing tools and monthly pricing reporting.
Transparent performance management focused on well-defined KPIs.
Fast efficiency measures in countries which are not growing.
Sales growth of 6-8% generates higher margins, as costs increase at a disproportionately lower rate.