Sika opened the first concrete admixture production plant in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, roughly one year after a national subsidiary was implemented in this country.

One of the factors benefiting the construction sector in Ethiopia is the government’s Growth and Transformation Plan. According to forecasts, construction is set to grow by approximately 11% annually in the period up to 2025, thus more strongly than other countries in the sub-Saharan region.

The new factory in Ethiopia is part of the systematic implementation of Sika’s Africa strategy, says Paul Schuler, Sika Regional Manager EMEA.

“We are playing a pioneering role in setting up local production and this will bring us significant competitive advantages. Customers will benefit from local product formulations that are perfectly adapted to the raw materials and local requirements, as well as from shorter delivery times. This step creates a foundation for further growth in this promising market,” comments Paul.

For more information, contact Sika on +27 (31) 792 6500 or via www.sika.co.za.