Swiss chemicals and materials firm Sika recently commissioned a new mortar production facility in Jiaxing City, China that expands its ability service the country’s growing construction market, a company release announced Monday.
“With our latest investment in capacity expansion, we are establishing a much broader production base in China and gearing our production footprint for further dynamic growth. We will ensure supplies to our customers, in China’s fast-paced construction market, more quickly and sustainably to improve competitiveness,” said Mick Campion, regional manager, Asia/Pacific for Sika, in a statement “Our goal is to continue our above-average growth while reducing our overall environmental footprint.”
The opening of the plant is part of the company’s effort to generate growth in the greater Zhejiang region. Construction projects in the area have to source mortar from facilities in Shanghai and Suzhou. Sika said the new facility will help the company to meet rising demand in the region and lower its CO2 emissions through shorter transportation routes for raw materials and finished goods.
China’s construction market is positioned for tremendous growth over the next 15 years as the country’s investments in the construction of a “mega transport network” get underway.
Powder & Bulk Solids reported that Sika commissioned a new mortar plant in Chengdu, China in October 2020.