Sika expands footprint in Africa

Sika expands footprint in Africa
Published: 14 October 2015

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Sika is opening its first concrete admixture and mortar production facilities in Nigeria and Côte d'Ivoire and has established new subsidiaries in Ethiopia and Tanzania to participate in the growing markets in the Sub-Saharan region. The move expands Sika's presence on the African continent to 16 countries. 

Sika established the subsidiary in Nigeria and Ivory Coast in 2014 and is now in Lagos and Abidjan, Nigeria, investing in local production facilities for high-quality concrete admixtures and mortars to supply the booming construction, refurbishment and maintenance markets in both countries. Many international and medium-sized local contractors working on big oil & gas, infrastructure, commercial and residential projects represent a large customer potential, the company noted.

Paul Schuler, Sika Regional Manager EMEA, emphasises the importance of Sika’s expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa: “Our new production facilities in Nigeria and Ivory Coast and our new subsidiaries in Tanzania and Ethiopia represent another milestone in the consequent execution of Sika’s Strategy 2018. With the latest investments we will further accelerate our growth in Sub-Saharan Africa and increase Sika’s market share. It demonstrates our strong belief in the potential and the prosperous future of the continent.”