Sika is starting the operations of a new mortar plant at its existing site in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, thus expanding its portfolio of locally manufactured products. After building a production facility for concrete admixtures in 2016, this is a further step in extending the presence in the promising Ethiopian construction market.
"With the new plant in Ethiopia we are pursuing the implementation of our Africa strategy. Thanks to the new facility we will provide the market with locally manufactured technical mortars and our tile adhesives range to serve the need for more sophisticated and technically advanced building materials. With our strong local presence we can adapt products to meet the specific customer requirements, and make products available with shorter delivery times. We are thus creating the ideal conditions for participating in the country's dynamic construction market." Ivo Schädler, EMEA Regional Manager
Ethiopia is the fastest-growing market south of the Sahara
Investment projects sponsored by the Ethiopian government and aimed at rapidly developing the country’s infrastructure are making a major contribution to the dynamic development of this country. According to estimates, the construction industry in Ethiopia is set to grow by 12 % in 2019 and by 8 to 9 % on average between 2019 and 2028.