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)

national subsidiaries
factories worldwide
patents filed since 2015

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 has solutions for emerging, developing and mature markets

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 drive growing demand for Sika products

Dense buildings in New York City


  • High-rise buildings: need for highly flowable and pumpable concrete, concrete with superior compressive strength
  • Deeper foundations and construction in areas with high belowground water pressure: need for more sophisticated waterproofing solutions, flooring for parking decks
  • Glass facades with demanding aesthetic, structural and insulation requirements, energy-efficient building envelopes: need for high-performance, specialized sealant and adhesive systems
  • Innovative roofing solutions to help reduce CO2 emissions and urban heat island effect: need for green roof systems, light-reflecting roofing solutions
  • Increased fire and earthquake requirements: need for fire and corrosion protection, structural strengthening systems
  • Demand for infrastructure - metro systems, elevated roads, bridges and tunnels to help relieve congestion: need for admixtures, mortars, grouts and waterproofing systems
  • Growing loadbearing requirements as well as stricter ecological standards drive demand for refurbishment of existing  constructions: need for structural strengthening systems, repair and waterproofing mortars, liquid applied membranes for safe and odorless application, facade sealing solutions
Production line of a car manufacturer

Lighter, safer vehicles

  • New materials such as carbon fiber or aluminum require bonding solutions
  • Composite body structures need bonding instead of welding
  • Adhesives enable stiffer, lighter, safer metal structures
  • Modular production concepts are based on fast, high strength bonding systems
Skyline City


  • More efficient use of limited natural resources and energy ("green cities")
  • Demand for longer life cycles of infrastructure and buildings
  • Demand for low-energy housing
  • Drive towards higher recyclability of materials
  • Demand for safe-to-use products, lower-emission products
  • New technologies for vehicles and transportation
  • Increasing environmental regulations