India: A Week Full of Joint Activities Around Concrete, One of Sika’s Core Target Markets

In October, more than 50 Concrete specialists from the Sika and former MBCC teams came together for the Regional APAC Concrete Expert meeting in Mumbai, India, to discuss business opportunities, strategic initiatives, procurement and technology updates, and supply chain optimizations. In parallel, both R&D teams went through key project updates.

Regional APAC Concrete Expert meeting in Mumbai, India
Sika Group Management Yumi Kan
"We have great opportunities ahead with the joint expertise of Sika and MBCC for our concrete business in Asia Pacific with our innovative technologies and solutions, to serve our customers in the best way. The showcases and solutions that were successfully demonstrated have been very well received by all participants." Yumi Kan, Head of Target Market Concrete in Asia Pacific Region (APAC) and Area Manager South Asia at Sika

Vietnam – BCI EQUINOX Exhibition: Reducing Carbon Footprint in the Construction Industry

The BCI EQUINOX is a boutique cocktail and networking exhibition organized with the opportunity for suppliers and manufacturers to showcase their products and services to the architectural and design industry. This year’s event was held in August in Ho Chi Minh City, featuring the theme “Net Zero & Energy Solutions”. The event saw a footfall of over 1,000 visitors from investors to architects, consultants, contractors, as well as students of architecture and construction. During the session, sales and specification teams from Sika and former MBCC presented practical solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, for example the Sarnafil® green roofing system with optimized applications for planting roofs. The networking session allowed professionals to connect and exchange ideas, fostering collaboration and future partnerships within the architecture and construction communities.

BCI EQUINOX in Vietnam
BCI EQUINOX in Vietnam

Big in Japan

In Japan, the integration of MBCC Pozzolith into the Sika organization is a great fit. In a joint effort, the teams have identified big synergy opportunities in sales, supply chain, and R&D with the overarching aim to best serve their customers with the ideal products and solutions for their needs.

For instance, combining Sika’s and MBCC’s concrete business makes it possible to increase the focus on Ready-Mix Concrete customers and support them with innovative solutions and digital tools to help grow their business.

Another focus segment with big opportunities is in the Civil Engineering segment and infrastructure sector such as Tunnels, Bridges, and Roads, but also the Energy sector with the growing Wind Power segment.

Sika employee portrait
"The combined and complementary product offering paired with the strong sales teams and supply chain will enable us to offer our customers a comprehensive portfolio in order to position ourselves as the number-one supplier for innovative and sustainable construction solutions in Japan." Marco Ammann, General Manager Sika Japan

Hagisono site in Chigasaki City is the headquarter of Pozzolith Solutions Ltd, the former MBCC business in Japan. It is home to a Construction Competency Center, R&D and experiment facilities, seminar rooms and administrative offices. Around 130 of the 300 Pozzolith employees work at Hagisono site. In total, Sika employs more than 1,150 employees in Japan, including Pozzolith.

Hagisono site in Chigasaki City, headquarter of Pozzolith Solutions Ltd
Sika Construction Competency Center
Sika Construction Competency Center