Sika is taking over the fire protection coatings and systems business of Mannheim based Rütgers Organics GmbH, a move that will reinforce Sika’s position in the fire protection sector. The acquired business generates annual sales of CHF 6 million.

With the acquisition Sika strengthens its fire protection market position. The acquired business also provides Sika with a portfolio of well-established, advanced, eco-friendly water-based fire protection coatings and systems. “The combined strengths of Sika and Rütgers Organics will provide customers with access to an attractive range of products in all key fire resistance classes”, says Joachim Straub, General Manager of Sika Germany.

Part of the International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG), Rütgers Organics GmbH was a subsidiary of the former RÜTGERS AG.