12 May 2014 - Sika extended its supply chain with a new manufacturing plant in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. The plant comprises a land area of 20,000 m2 and will increase Sika’s production capacity in mortars and concrete admixtures in the growth market Indonesia. Sika is already present in Indonesia with offices and production plants in Cileungsi, Bogor in West Java, close to Jakarta.
Jan Jenisch, CEO of Sika: “One of our strategic goals is the accelerated build-up of emerging markets, including investment in our supply chain capacity. Last year, we opened 10 new factories in emerging countries, with eight more to follow this year. The opening of the Surabaya plant in Indonesia – one of our most promising emerging markets – is the first step in the consequent execution of our supply chain growth strategy in 2014."
Indonesia, and in particular Java, has one of the largest population concentrations in the world. According to the Indonesian Cement Association, the national consumption of cement totaled 64 million tons in 2013. With roughly 38 million tons, Java is absorbing 60% of the total production volume. Major growth opportunities include the construction of infrastructure with highways connecting the East and West of Java, new power plants as well as industrial, commercial and housing projects.
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 the motor vehicle industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 84 countries around the world and manufactures in over 160 factories. Its more than 16,000 employees generate annual sales of CHF 5.14 billion.