Sika AG, the specialty chemical company headquartered in Switzerland, has expanded its presence in Saudi Arabia by opening a new production plant for concrete admixtures.
The new factory, located in Dammam, will enable Sika to increase its production capacity and optimise its logistics, which in turn will help in managing the cost structure.
According to a company statement, Sika previously supplied its customers in Riyadh with concrete admixtures from the plant in Rabigh, which is located 1,500km and 1,100km away from Dammam and Riyadh, respectively.
“The new production facility in Dammam will thus greatly reduce transport distances. It is also ideally positioned to potentially supply customers in neighbouring markets around the Persian Gulf,” the statement said.
Ivo Schadler, regional manager EMEA, Sika, said, "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 optimised supply chain will help