Sources: Sika AG, Baar, Switzerland; CP staff
Sika has opened a mortars and concrete admixtures plant in Vancouver, B.C.—the company’s fourth in Canada and 18th in North America—eyeing the Pacific Northwest market, especially the Vancouver, Seattle and Portland population centers. The facility is part of a NAFTA region supply chain strategy expanding production capacities in major cities and “conurbations.”
“Local production will be very beneficial to customers in the region by providing improved product availability, reduced lead times and faster deliveries,” affirms Sika Regional Manager, North America Christoph Ganz. “Eliminating the cost of shipping products from Edmonton and Montreal plants and using locally sourced raw materials will enable us to optimize our cost structure.”
The British Columbia facility includes a modular mortar plant; blending equipment for a wide range of concrete admixtures; quality control laboratory; warehouse; plus, office space for administrative and sales personnel.