Sika opens new production facility in Angola

Sika is expanding its presence in Africa by opening a new facility in the Angolan capital, Luanda.

In addition to the production of concrete admixtures in an existing factory, mortar products - one of the Sika Group's fastest-growing areas of business - will also be manufactured locally.

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“In the past five years alone, we have greatly strengthened our presence on the African continent, and now have 19 national subsidiaries and 18 production facilities,” says Ivo Schädler, EMEA regional manager.

With the additional production capacities in Angola, Sika is moving further toward its goal of covering about 70% of the market potential on the African continent with its own subsidiaries and production facilities. In this West African nation, the construction industry is receiving considerable impetus from major investments in infrastructure and in residential, industrial and commercial properties.

Sika has also recently commissioned mortar production facilities in the countries of Nigeria and Ivory Coast.

"We are positioning ourselves in the markets early so that we can benefit from the construction boom triggered by rapid population growth and urbanisation. We have been highly successful with this strategy in Africa: in the past five years we have seen 22% annual growth," concludes Schädler.



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