Sika has inaugurated a mortars and concrete admixtures plant in Vancouver, which is its fourth in Canada. The new facility will supply the Pacific Northwest, a region that includes the major cities of Vancouver, Seattle and Portland. The new plant marks the continued execution of Sika’s supply chain strategy in North America, the aim of which is to expand production capacities in conurbations and major cities.
The new facility includes a modular mortar plant and blending equipment for the production of a wide range of concrete admixtures. In addition to the production area, the new building also houses a quality control laboratory, a warehouse and office space for personnel.
Christoph Ganz, Regional Manager North America: "Local production will be very beneficial to customers in the region by providing improved product availability, reduced lead times and faster deliveries. Moreover, eliminating the cost of shipping products from our Edmonton and Montreal plants and using locally sourced raw materials will enable us to optimise our cost structure."
This latest addition brings the number of Sika production sites in North America to 18.
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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