Sika GrandviewUS – The company has commissioned mixing equipment and associated bulk packaging capabilities at its plant in Missouri, enabling the local production of SikaPower products which are used in vehicle assembly. The move is in line with Sika’s ‘Global Reach with Local Presence’ strategy.

“The expanded capability enables further supply of our products to where our customers are,” commented Tom Fitzgerald, executive vice-president, Sika Automotive North America. “These investments represent our continuing commitment to expand the Sika Automotive Global footprint by localising supply throughout the North America region for the benefit of our customers.”

The SikaPower portfolio features crash-resistant, structural and e-coatable adhesives for body-in-white, including mixed-material applications such as dissimilar metals or metals and composites, which are more challenging to bond. The company also supplies anti-flutter products.