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Switzerland's Sika Group pumps over CFA1bn in a production unit, in Douala

Switzerland's Sika Group pumps over CFA1bn in a production unit, in Douala
  • Comments   -   Tuesday, 04 December 2018 17:15

(Business in Cameroon) - Swiss construction company Sika officially inaugurated last December 1 its production plant in Douala, the Cameroonian economic capital. The plant generated 19,700 tons of products, during this year.

Next year, the equity-funded facility valued at more than CFA1 billion, will see its capacity improved to 29,700 tons; this with the announced entry into production of a mortar production unit, managers said.

“We believe that it’s important to be very close to our customers to better understand and satisfy their needs. Cameroon is very interesting and offers so much potential with infrastructure such as dams, bridges, ports or residential projects including shopping stores and buildings,”  said Ivo Schadler, Sika's manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

According to the latter, Sika Group achieved “a record result in 2018, with a turnover of around 7 billion Swiss francs and now holds more than 100 subsidiaries all over the world”.

As a reminder, the company officially announced the opening of its two new branches in Cameroon and Djibouti on August 23, 2016. Thanks to its implementation in Cameroon, Sika contributes to “various construction projects of stadiums and accommodation structures, concrete plants and resin floors in several factories [...]”, said Pedro Lopes, Sika Cameroon's MD.

Let’s mention that Sika group specializes in markets such as concrete, waterproofing, roofing, flooring, sealing and bonding, refurbishment and industry.

Brice R. Mbodiam

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