Sika opens new mortar production facility in Mexico

Sika opens new mortar production facility in Mexico

11:17 AM, 31st March 2017
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BAAR, SWITZERLAND: Sika AG is opening a new mortar production facility at Coatzacoalcos in south-east Mexico. The new plant will also take over the manufacture of concrete admixtures from the previous production site at Villahermosa.

Through its five factories, Sika has now established a nationwide supply chain. With a population of 120 million, Mexico has one of the largest domestic markets in Latin America and is investing heavily in infrastructure expansion.

Apart from supplying contractors with product technologies for major construction projects, Sika is also intensifying business in the builders' merchants sector. In 2016, sales of products to end users via building material stores rose by 25 percent. This is due, among other things, to the extensive training programs offered by Sika for merchants and end customers.

"The new production site at Coatzacoalcos will strengthen our position in one of Mexico's four main business centres. From here, we can supply construction projects in the metropolis of Mexico City, as well as the booming tourist centres on the Gulf of Mexico. Sika has invested strongly in the expansion of its production capacities in Mexico in recent years and is recording good growth rates in the country," said Jose Luis Vazquez, regional manager Latin America, Sika.

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