A Global Leader

Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protecting in the building sector and the motor vehicle industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 93 countries around the world and manufactures in over 170 factories. Its more than 17,000 employees generated annual sales of CHF 5.49 billion in 2015.

Worldwide

Sika has a worldwide presence in 93 countries with a strong local focus on customer service.

Employees

Sika believes in the competence and the entrepreneurial spirit of its approximately 17,000 employees and delegates decisions and responsibilities to the level of competence.

Financial overview

In 2015 Sika achieved total sales of CHF 5.49 billion and a net profit of CHF 465 million.

The Sika Brand

The umbrella brand Sika together with some 838 Sika product trademarks, such as Sikaflex®, Sika®ViscoCrete®, SikaBond® or SikaForce®, sharpen the company's competitive edge.

R&D

Sika spent CHF 160.6 million on research and development. Sika made 87 invention disclosures in 2015 (previous year: 72) and filed for 70 patents (previous year: 70).

History

In the year 1910 Kaspar Winkler laid the foundations for the present-day Sika Group in Zurich. His first product, Sika -1, a watersealing mortar additive, remains widely used to this day.

Social

Sika takes a long-term perspective on the development of its business and acts with respect and responsibility towards customers, stakeholders and employees.

Sustainability

In dialog with internal and external stakeholders, Sika defined the six target indicators with the largest potential effect.