Sika is a global company with a total of around 80 production and marketing companies in over 60 countries. Sika is active in the field of speciality chemicals dividing its activities into two business areas; the Construction Division and the Industry Division. While on the technical side these two business areas are closely linked, on the commercial side they reduce the vulnerability to economic cycles because they depend on different markets. The technological affinities permit economies of scale in the areas of R&D, purchasing and production.Sika is a company with a strong innovative tradition, constantly striving for new levels of excellence. This means developing innovative technologies that will open up new opportunities for the company, its employees, and its partners in trade and industry. Sika is an independent Swiss group founded in Zurich in 1910. Its shares are listed on the Swiss Exchange (SWX).