New production line

New production line: Production of structural bonding adhesive Sika Power® for Chinese car manufacturers

“The Chinese market is very dynamic,” explains Dirk Brandenburger, Head Automotive Sika Asia/Pacific. To be able to respond fast to what are often time-critical inquiries and keep the quality of Sika products at a consistently high level, Sika Automotive has been continually expanding the factory that it opened in Suzhou near Shanghai in 2015. SikaBaffle® products for noise and vibration absorption as well as sealing body cavities against dirt or water are already being produced on four lines in two-shift operation. The innovative body shop adhesive SikaPower® has also been manufactured here for local Chinese automakers since 2016. According to Dirk Brandenburger, the goal is to market and produce other Sika technologies locally in China. Besides the substantial reduction in delivery times that this brings, other key factors are the elimination of import costs, and the general shelf life of chemical products. The local Engineering team worked closely with our global experts on the design and construction of the factory in Suzhou as well as identifying suitable local raw material suppliers.