announces it has commissioned mixing equipment and associated bulk packaging functions at its Grandview, Missouri manufacturing facility. The expanded capability allows for local manufacturing of industry-leading SikaPower adhesive products used in automotive vehicle assembly processes. The breadth of the SikaPower product portfolio includes crash durable, structural and e-coatable adhesives for body-in-white applications – particularly those with difficult to bond mixed-material applications, such as dissimilar metals or metal to composite. Sika also supplies products for antiflutter applications, and to the aftermarket vehicle repair segment.
“The commissioning of equipment for the manufacturing of SikaPower is in line with our company strategy of Global Reach with Local Presence. The expanded capability enables further supply of our products to where our customers are,” says Tom Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President, Sika Automotive North America. “These investments represent our continuing commitment to expand the Sika Automotive Global footprint by localizing supply throughout the North America region for the benefit of our customers.”