Tuesday 29 December 2020
Sika has expanded its production capacity in Dubai with the commissioning of a new manufacturing facility. In addition to concrete admixtures, epoxy resins are now being produced locally for the flooring market. The site in Dubai was established in 2018 as a strategic distribution and sales center for the region.
Sika has decided to invest in the expansion of its manufacturing facilities at the Dubai site in order to increase flexibility in production, shorten delivery times, optimize cost structures, and reduce inventories. The locally produced epoxy resins are an important component of Sika’s flooring solutions. These products are used to seal the surfaces of industrial floors and flooring for private homes, in order to ensure that the floor coverings are hard-wearing and resilient to mechanical and chemical exposure.
Thanks to extensive investments in infrastructure, the UAE's construction industry is expected to recover quickly from the COVID-19 effect. As early as 2021, the building sector should see growth of 1.8% and gain further momentum in subsequent years.
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 protecting in the building sector and motor vehicle industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 100 countries around the world and manufactures in over 300 factories. Sika employs more than 25,000 people and generated sales of CHF 8.1 billion in fiscal 2019.