Sika’s long history of innovation has led to unparalleled success in becoming a recognized global technology leader in many markets, as well as creating value for Sika’s customers. While investing in established and new technology centers around the world, the company also nurtures and develops an international network of scientists, partners, suppliers, and customers.

Excellent Ideas and Know-how Need Protection

Innovation has a long-standing tradition within Sika, and 'Courage for Innovation' is one of the corporate values. Sika maintains exclusivity over its innovative products through the systematic registration of its intellectual property rights. 

5,680
Single National Patents

Enabling Digital Construction

Sika has made an investment together with PERI – one of the world’s largest manufacturers of formwork and scaffolding – in the Swiss startup Mesh AG, which created the world’s first robot-assisted technology that produces complex reinforced concrete structures without formwork. This investment is yet another example of how Sika is helping to enable automation and digitalization in the construction industry in addition to technology for 3D concrete print and solutions for modular building.

Collaborative Innovation

Sika nurtures an international network of scientists, partners, suppliers, and customers. Sika enhances its research efforts by cooperating with renowned universities and scientific institutions such as ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich), EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne), University of Cadiz (Spain), University of Pennsylvania (USA), Princeton University (USA), the Beijing University of Chemical Technology (PRC), and similar institutions across the globe. In addition, Sika’s subsidiaries cooperate with research institutes in their local markets.

Robotic automated production of reinforcement cages by Mesh AG

Sustainability Portfolio Management (SPM) Framework

Managing innovation and sustainability together, minimizing the risks, maximizing the opportunities, and creating positive business impact: this is the purpose of the new Sustainability –Portfolio–Management (SPM)–based concept. The SPM framework is the backbone of the Sustainable Solutions strategy, and ensures that Sika’s products always combine performance and sustainability benefifits.

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