Sika Commissions New Factory in Saudi Arabia
July 2, 2018
Sika has expanded its presence in Saudi Arabia by opening a production plant for concrete admixtures. Located in Dammam on the east coast of the country, the factory enables Sika not only to increase its production capacity but also to optimize its logistics and cost structure, the company stated.
Previously, Sika supplied its customers in the Saudi capital Riyadh as well as on the east coast with concrete admixtures from the plant in Rabigh, which is located 1500 and 1100 kilometers away from Dammam and Riyadh respectively. According to Sika, the production facility in Dammam will reduce transport distances, and it is ideally positioned to potentially supply customers in neighboring markets around the Persian Gulf.
“Producing locally in Dammam brings us closer to our customers on the east coast of Saudi Arabia and opens up further growth potential. At the same time, the optimized supply chain will help strengthen our competitiveness in the market,” said Ivo Schädler, regional manager EMEA.