In April 2016, Sika acquired L.M. Scofield, a US-based market leader in the production of concrete color additives for ready-mixed concrete, along with decorative products and treatments for concrete refurbishment. The acquisition fits perfectly with Sika’s accelerated growth strategy in North America.

In September 2016, Sika acquired FRC Industries, a fiber manufacturer based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The company offers a full line of high quality synthetic polypropylene and steel fibers for concrete. This acquisition will accelerate growth in the USA and further establish Sika as a comprehensive supplier of solutions for the construction industry.

In October 2016, Sika agreed to acquire Ronacrete (Far East) Ltd., one of the leading suppliers of repair mortars, tile adhesives, and other mortar products in Hong Kong. The acquisition represents a further step in the expansion of Sika’s mortar business. Ronacrete is based in Hong Kong and operates an efficient production facility in the neighboring Guangzhou province.

In December 2016, Sika agreed to acquire Rmax Operating, LLC, a US-based market leader in the production of polyiso insulation products for complete Building Envelope solutions (roofing and wall systems). The acquisition brings technology and know-how that will accelerate Sika’s growth and drive innovation in the North American market via the strong synergies between the companies.

 

In 2016 the following Sika production facilities were opened:

  • 2nd plant in Greece (Kryoneri, Athens, January 2016)
  • 1st plant in Myanmar (Yangon, February 2016)
  • 1st plant in Cambodia (Phnom Penh, February 2016)
  • 4th plant in Canada (Vancouver, March 2016)
  • 2nd plant in Thailand (Saraburi, June 2016)
  • 2nd plant in Ecuador (Guayaquil, June 2016)
  • 7th plant in Australia (Perth, July 2016)
  • 6th plant in Brazil (Osasco, Sao Paulo, September 2016)
  • 1st plant in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, December 2016)