Sika Automotive opens new factory in Brazil

Sika is tapping into the future potential of the automotive sector in Latin America by opening a new factory for adhesives and acoustic products in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Today, more than 25 million vehicles produced worldwide are made stronger and safer with the company’s structural adhesives, while its acoustic systems reduce interior noise by more than 30%.

 

The new factory in Sao Paulo with its adjoining Technology Center will manufacture
adhesives and a wide range of acoustic products for the automotive market in
Latin America. The high-performance technologies are used in various
applications, including acoustic and sealing applications, to reduce the noise
level in cars, or to structurally bond vehicle body shells. Bonding technology
has huge advantages over welding and helps the automotive industry respond to
current trends in modern vehicle construction, such as crash resistance,
lightweight construction and mixed material design. Thanks to Sika products,
vehicles are becoming safer, lighter, quieter and more environmentally
friendly.

Dave Jones, Head of Global Automotive at Sika: “Following the successful acquisition of Colauto in 2011, we remain strongly committed to the region’s automotive
industry and are investing further in the expansion of our product portfolio
and production capacities. As the market leader, we are devoted to locally
serve our customers and offer them our full range of innovative products. We
are proud to be able to provide our global product range in Brazil to
international car makers such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, General
Motors, Volkswagen and Toyota.”