The new factory for concrete admixtures and mortars is located in Pakistan's second biggest city - Lahore, in the north of the country and one of the world's largest metropolitan regions. There was a simultaneous relocation of an existing mortar manufacturing facility from Lahore to Karachi in the south of the country, It is estimated that the construction industry in Pakistan will grow on average by 12 percent a year between now and 2020, according to Sika.
"Our expansion of local production capacities is in response to existing bottlenecks," said Ivo Schädler, regional manager EMEA. "The new facility in the north and the expansion of our location in the south will enable us to continue to grow significantly faster than the construction market in Pakistan, and hence to strengthen our competitive position thanks to local production. Our focus in Pakistan is on the concrete, refurbishment and flooring target markets, in which we want to continue driving forward our business activities."