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Sika Opens Mortars and Concrete Admixtures Facility in Vancouver, Canada

Published on 2016-03-23. Author : SpecialChem

Sika has inaugurated a mortars and concrete admixtures plant in Vancouver. The new facility is the Group's fourth in Canada. It will supply the Pacific Northwest, a region that includes the major cities of Vancouver, Seattle and Portland. The new plant marks the continued execution of Sika's supply chain strategy in North America, the aim of which is to expand production capacities in conurbations and major cities.

Fig. 1: Sika

18 production plants in North America Christoph Ganz, Regional Manager North America: "Local production will be very beneficial to customers in the region by providing improved product availability, reduced lead times and faster deliveries. Moreover, eliminating the cost of shipping products from our Edmonton and Montreal plants and using locally sourced raw materials will enable us to optimize our cost structure."

The new facility in Vancouver includes a modular mortar plant and blending equipment for the production of a wide range of concrete admixtures. In addition to the production area, the new building also houses a quality control laboratory, a warehouse and office space for administrative and sales personnel.

This latest addition brings the number of Sika production sites in North America to 18, four of which are in Canada. As recently as December 2015 a state-of-the-art mortar production facility opened in Philadelphia to serve the rapidly expanding major cities on the East Coast of the USA.

About Sika

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 protection in the building sector and automotive industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 93 countries around the world and manufactures in over 170 factories. Its approximately 17,000 employees generated annual sales of CHF 5.49 billion in 2015.

Source: Sika

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