Concrete durability through 100 years of innovation

 Founded by Kaspar Winkler in 1910, the Sika brand stands for waterproof and durable solutions today. Kaspar Winkler was driven by his entrepreneurial spirit when he laid the cornerstone of Sika. He was born into a modest cobbler family and emigrated quite early from Austria to Switzerland.

There he invented Sika-1, a quick-setting waterproofing admixture for mortar, which was used to waterproof the Gotthard Tunnel, enabling the Swiss railway company to electrify this important connection between Northern and Southern Europe. Innovation met demand! Kaspar Winkler recognized an upcoming global need for his “trailblazing” admixtures and launched subsidiaries around the world. Already in the 1930s, 15 Sika subsidiaries in Europe, the United States, Argentina, Brazil and Japan established new construction chemicals markets.

In 2010, Sika celebrated its 100th anniversary. Developing...

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