Sika is opening a production plant for mortars in Greece

Automation & RoboticsNewsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 1/2016

Sika is opening a production plant for mortars in Greece

The Swiss manufacturer of speciality chemicals for construction and industry Sika will open a new production site for mortars near Athens, Greece, as a complement to its existing concrete admixture plant in Thessaloniki. The construction of the modern manufacturing plant is intended to drive the mortar business in the country by expanding the current product portfolio and opening new market segments.

The facility will also house a modern laboratory and a concrete admixtures logistics hub for southern Greece. In addition to the mortar production unit, which will have a capacity of 20,000 tons per year, a production unit for liquid applied membranes for waterproofing and roofing applications will be installed subsequently.

"Despite the challenging economic environment in Greece, we are confident about the country’s long-term potential. Sika has a longstanding commitment to its local operations. Even when conditions are challenging, we continue to develop our supply chain in well-defined markets, expand our market share and strengthen Sika’s competitive position," commented Sika’s Regional Manager EMEA Paul Schuler.