Skip to main content

Sika opens mortar plant in Ethiopia

Published by , Deputy Editor
World Cement,

After building a production facility for concrete admixtures in 2016, it is hoped that the new plant will be the next step in improving the Ethiopian construction market.

Ivo Schädler, EMEA Regional Manager said, “With the new plant in Ethiopia, we are pursuing the implementation of our Africa strategy. Thanks to the new facility, we will provide the market with locally manufactured technical mortars, and our tile adhesives range to serve the need for more sophisticated and technically advanced building materials. With our strong local presence, we can adapt products to meet the specific customer requirements, and make products available with shorter delivery times. We are thus creating the ideal conditions for participating in the country's dynamic construction market.”

Investment projects sponsored by the Ethiopian government are aimed at rapidly developing the country’s infrastructure and making a major contribution to the dynamic development of this country. According to estimates, the construction industry in Ethiopia is set to grow by 12% in 2019 and by 8% to 9% on average between 2019 and 2028.

Read the article online at:

You might also like


Ready to revolutionise the cement industry?

Join World Cement in Lisbon, 10 – 13 March 2024, for our first in-person conference and exhibition: EnviroTech.

This exclusive knowledge and networking event will bring together cement producers, industry leaders, technical experts, analysts, and other stakeholders to discuss the latest technologies, processes, and policies being deployed at the forefront of the cement industry’s efforts to reduce its environmental footprint.

Get your advance tickets NOW »


A sustainable step forward

Lafarge Canada and CarbiCrete partner to scale deployment of carbon-negative concrete technology.


Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):