SIKA EXPANDS PRODUCTION CAPACITIES IN EGYPT
Sika is developing its mortar plant in Alexandria, Egypt, and investing in additional production lines. This expansion will bring its capacities into line with the rising demand from the booming construction market.
Egypt has one of the largest populations of all the countries in the region, with some 100 million inhabitants and a thriving construction industry. Egypt's construction industry is growing at an extremely fast pace.
The primary factors driving demand for construction materials are major projects in the emerging megacities, like the new capital city east of Cairo, the new Alamein City west of Alexandria, and many other building projects in the Cairo and Alexandria metropolitan areas.
Sika will use its additional production capacities to harness this growth in the market and further reinforce its leadership position in mortar products.
Ivo Schädler, Regional Manager EMEA: "We are delivering excellent growth rates in Egypt and have doubled our production capacities for mortars. This is a key competitive advantage in a market, such as Egypt, that is expanding at such a fast pace. We have laid a foundation for growth that outstrips the market, thus positioning ourselves as a strong partner of high-performance products for the construction industry."