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Sika Aquires Architectural & PUR Waterproofing Coatings Producer Duochem

Published on 2011-12-06. Author : SpecialChem

Sika acquires Duochem Inc., a privately owned company that develops, manufactures and sells polymer flooring and waterproofing products for the construction industry. Duochem Inc. is located in Boucherville (Quebec) with annual sales of approximately CHF 9 million.

Sika AG has through its Canadian subsidiary Sika Canada Inc. acquired the privately owned company Duochem Inc. Headquartered in Boucherville, Quebec, Duochem was founded more than 40 years ago and has built a strong reputation based on innovation and quality. The company produces polymer flooring products for a wide variety of industrial and architectural applications, and polyurethane waterproofing coatings and membranes used in the protection of parking decks and concrete structures. The products are manufactured in Quebec and sold primarily to customers throughout Canada.

The acquisition will enable Sika to further strengthen the leading position and the market penetration in the region as well as to improve its logistics and service capabilities. Duochem will operate as a unit of Sika Canada Inc. and the existing management will remain on board.

About Sika

Sika is a global company with more than 120 production and marketing subsidiaries in 74 countries. They are a globally integrated company supplying specialty chemicals and application knowledge. Sika is a company with a strong innovative tradition, constantly striving for new levels of excellence. This means developing innovative products and solutions that will open up new opportunities for the company, its employees, and its partners in construction, trade and industry.

Sika is among the leaders in processing materials used in sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting load-bearing structures. Sika's product range features high-quality concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, sealants and adhesives, damping and reinforcing materials, structural strengthening systems, industrial flooring as well as roofing and waterproofing systems. Total solutions from Sika replace older technologies such as bolting, riveting and welding, opening unforeseen innovation possibilities for customers. Their objective is to help customers generate added value and always stay one step ahead of the competition.

Source: Sika

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