Houston area plant shows Sika’s Texas-sized market ambitions

Sources: Sika Corp., Lyndhurst, N.J.; CP staff

Sika has wrapped up the 2017 by dedicating an admixture and mortar production facility near Houston. Geared to Texas and Southwest markets, the plant is the company’s 22nd in the U.S. and equipped for production of polymers central to high performance admixtures.

“We are continuing the expansion of our supply chain in rapidly expanding metropolitan regions,” says Sika Regional Manager North America Christoph Ganz. “Texas is currently the fastest-growing construction market in the U.S., and the new factory will help position [us] ideally to benefit from this boom. Thanks to the commissioning of 13 additional factories in the last five years alone, we now have comprehensive geographical coverage of the dynamic North American market and have thus laid the foundations for continuing our above-average growth.”

Concurrent with the admixture and mortar plant opening, Sika AG appointed Ganz as Regional Manager Americas, effective March 2018, as part of a North America and Latin America Regions merger aimed at supply chain efficiencies and purchasing economies. Latin America counterpart Jose Luis Vazquez will remain with Sika to support further development of the Americas business units.


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