Strong global position
World market leader in construction chemicals
Maximum proximity to the customer
Leading adhesive producer for industrial markets
First mover in emerging markets (36% of sales)
Significant potential for structural growth in emerging markets
Leading global brand
Entrepreneurial company culture
Solid financial position (A-rating)
Focus on 8 target markets
Sika has solutions for all markets
Sika is ideally positioned to profit from all phases of the construction life-cycle.
Emerging Markets: mainly new build, focus on infrastructure construction which requires international building standards.
Developing Markets: market education and increase of building standards drive demand for more sophisticated solutions.
Mature Markets: mainly refurbishment, Sika offers the whole range of technologies needed for repair and refurbishment.
Sika's market potential
Fragmented global industry offers significant growth potential.
- Sika as the largest construction chemicals company worldwide with a global market share below 10%
- Plenty of room to grow
Attractive industry & markets
Growing underlying markets
- Market volume 2018: >CHF 70 billion
- Market volume 2020: CHF 80 billion
Megatrends driving social and ecological transformation
By 2050, some 75% of the world’s population will live in urban centers. In Africa and Asia in particular, a substantial structural shift in the migration of people from rural to urban areas is expected. In the developed industrialized nations, there is a shift toward suburban centers. In major cities and their peripheral zones, demand is rising for living space and infrastructure installations. This drives Sika’s growth.
Climate Change and Scarcity of Resources
The challenges confronting the environment continue to have the utmost priority. Resource-efficient solutions that are low in CO2 emissions are required. Sika is supporting this development by consistently aligning its organization with sustainability.
Relative to the industrialized nations, the economic influence of the emerging markets is steadily rising. The populations and economic output of Asian and a number of African countries are growing fast. Sika is responding to this development by further strengthening its position in the emerging markets through both internal and external growth.
Digitalization and automation have taken on a whole new level of importance in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. This trend is clearly to be seen in the area of modular building. Workflows need to be more efficient – also to comply with more rigorous safety standards. This development is increasing Sika’s determination to rise to the corresponding challenges and rapidly expand its position as innovation leader.
Due to the increasing aging of the population, skilled labor remains in short supply. Fewer personnel are deployed on building sites and in manufacturing businesses. Sika is responding to this trend by accelerating construction and manufacturing processes with new solutions that are easy to apply.