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 2015, the company has made 65 key investments: 35 new plants, 11 new national subsidiaries, and 19 acquisitions.

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Worldwide Market Penetration

MORTAR IS A FAST-GROWING BUSINESS
The high-margin mortar business – a core component of Sika’s Growth Strategy – has been delivering above-average performance over the last few years. Sika has further expanded its fast-growing mortar business continuously by opening 15 new factories and completing 5 acquisitions since 2015. In total, 96 production plants all over the globe are dedicated to serve customers in the mortar business.

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Global Innovation Leadership

20 GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY CENTERS AND 217 PATENT FILED SINCE 2015
896 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 2015, Sika has filed 217 patents and launched a large number of new products in all target markets.

Accelerated Build-Up of Emerging Markets position
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Accelerated Build-Up of Emerging Markets

36% OF SALES IN EMERGING MARKETS
Today, 36% 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 8.1% in 2017.

sIKA - 24 aCQUISITIONS WITHIN 5 YEARS
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Acquisitions as Growth Platform

19 ACQUISITIONS SINCE 2015
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.

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Strong Company Values

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.