Sika is a globally integrated company supplying specialty chemicals markets. It is a leader in processing materials used in Concrete, sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting load-bearing structures in construction and industry. Subsidiaries in more than 74 countries worldwide and approximately 13 500 employees (2010) link customers directly to Sika and guarantee the success of all of its business relationships. With this structure, Sika generates annual sales of CHF 4.4 billion (2010).
Innovation is the key to growth and sustainable increase in profitability. Sika's R&D strategy includes centralized and decentralized components that complement each other perfectly. The centrally organized research handles long term research programs, delivers analytical services and establishes R&D management for the entire Sika Group. These responsibilities are bundled in the subsidiary Sika Technology AG. The second component in the R&D strategy is the regional adaptation of products, solutions and applications. Regional Technology and Support Centers in America, Europe and Asia take on these challenges.
Innovation is a key