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 2012, the company has made 102 key investments: 54 new plants, 22 new national subsidiaries, and 26 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 28 new factories and completing 11 acquisitions since 2012. In total, 94 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 370 PATENT FILED SINCE 2012
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 2012, Sika has filed 420 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, more than 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 6.7% in 2016.

sIKA - 24 aCQUISITIONS WITHIN 5 YEARS
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Acquisitions as Growth Platform

26 ACQUISITIONS SINCE 2012
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.