In February 2017, Sika aquired Bitbau Dörr, a leading waterproofing system manufacturer, headquartered in Innsbruck, Austria. The product portfolio includes complete waterproofing systems for roofs, buildings and civil engineering applications.  With this acquisition Sika is able to offer its customers a wider range of durable, high ‐grade waterproofing systems based on polymer‐modified bitumen membranes.

In August 2017, Sika acquired ABC Sealants, a leading Turkish-based manufacturer of sealants and adhesives headquartered in Istanbul. The acquisition will strengthen Sika’s market position in Turkey and further establish Sika as a comprehensive supplier of solutions for interior finishing applications.

Sika has agreed in September 2017 to acquire KVK Holding a.s, headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, a leading manufacturer of waterproofing and roofing systems as well as a wide range of mortar products. This acquisition allows Sika to strengthen its production platform and expand its geographical footprint in the growing Czech market.

The acquisition of Butterfield Color, Inc. a US-based market leader in the production of decorative concrete floor products and systems, in November 2017 has accelerated Sika’s growth by bringing the most comprehensive range of solutions for concrete contractors in the North American construction market.

In November 2017, Sika has agreed to acquire Faist ChemTec Group, a leading manufacturer of high‐performance engineered, structure‐borne acoustic solutions for the automotive industry headquartered in Worms, Germany. The acquisition brings technology and know‐how that will accelerate Sika’s growth and drive market penetration via the strong synergies between the two companies.

In December 2017, Sika acquired certain assets of Grupo Industrial Alce in Mexico. As a result, Sika will extend its range of solutions for roofing and waterproofing customers, and further expand its manufacturing footprint in Mexico to better serve the Mexico City metropolitan area.

In December 2017, Sika has acquired Emseal Joint Systems, Ltd., a US-based market leader in the development and manufacturing of structural expansion joint products for new construction and refurbishment. With the acquisition, Sika is able to offer the most comprehensive range of sealing and bonding solutions available in the North American construction market.

In 2017, the following Sika production facilities were opened:

  • 5th plant in Mexico (Coatzacoalcos, March 2017)
  • New and expanded site in  Kazakhstan (Almaty, May 2017)
  • 1st plant in Tanzania (Dar es Salaam, June 2017)
  • 5th plant  in Russia (Lobnya, July 2017)
  • New and expanded site in  Pakistan (Lahore, October 2017)
  • 2nd plant in Angola (Luanda, October 2017)
  • New fiber plant for EMEA (Troisdorf, Germany, November 2017)
  • 1st plant in Cameroon (Douala, December 2017)
  • 22nd plant in the USA (Houston, December 2017)

In the year under review, Sika opened new subsidiaries in Senegal (April 2017), El Salvador (September 2017) and Bangladesh (December 2017). The company is now present in 101 countries with own national subsidiaries.