The expansion includes sustainability additions including motion controlled lighting and stable, climate controlled environments for material handling. A wire-guided pick and place system and associated equipment has been added for more efficient material management, and to take advantage of the smaller space requirements required introducing maximum density space utilization.
“Expansion of facilities is in line with our strategy to enable efficient supply to our valued customers, supporting their lightweighting needs”, says Dave Jones, Head of Sika Global Automotive. “Further actions are in process to expand the Sika Automotive global footprint, strengthening our local supply throughout all regions supporting our customer’s global demands”.
SIKA Corporate Profile
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 93 countries around the world and manufactures in over 170 factories. Its approximately 17,000 employees generated annual sales of CHF 5.49 billion in 2015.
SIKA Automotive is a leader in the development and the production of high performance acoustic, bonding, reinforcing and sealing systems that contribute to Lighter, Stronger, Safer, Quieter, Greener and more sustainable approaches to vehicle assembly. Sika Automotive provides automotive manufacturers and suppliers with proven materials, application engineering and validation expertise to enhance interior sound quality, improve occupant comfort and to increase structural and safety performance in vehicles worldwide. A proud recipient of the 2015 Automotive News PACE Award for mixed material bonding technology, and a 2016 recipient of a Best Practices Award in Body Shop Adhesives from Frost and Sullivan, Sika Automotive leverages development of new solutions from our 20 Global Technology Centers plus 18 Regional Technology Centers, allowing for global reach with local presence. For more information visit www.sikaautomotive.com.