Sika expands presence in Southeast Asia

Bymc2008

Updated Mon, 15 Feb 2016 10:42:01 GMT

As part of the systematic implementation of its Strategy 2018, Sika has expanded its presence in Southeast Asia. The company has one new production plant for concrete admixture in Myanmar, and another one in Cambodia. Through this Sika increases its proximity to customers in these growing markets.

The new production facilty near Yangon in Myanmar represents a milestone as Sika is the first construction chemicals supllie in the country. Heinz Gisel, Regional Manager Asia/Pacific: "By establishing a local production facility, Sika is setting new standards in customer proximity, product quality and direct market development. Customers benefit from short production and delivery times, as well as concrete admixture compositions that are tailored to the local raw materials."

Sika's additives for high-performance concrete have already been used in construction projects such as Hanthawaddy International Airport and the "Friendship" bridge connecting Myanmar and Laos. The latest construction project currently involving Sika products in Yangon is the Lake Suites project, which combines offices, a hotel and apartments in one development.

Sika is tapping into further potential in Cambodia’s booming construction industry by opening a new production plant for concrete admixtures in Phnom Penh. Lack of infrastructure throughout the country is resulting in more investments, particularly from China, Korea and Japan.

With its new local production facilities, Sika is meeting the growing demand for high-quality contruction products and is consolidating its leading market position in the country.