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Sika to Acquire the Fire Protection Coatings & Systems Business of Rütgers Organics GmbH

Published on 2012-10-29. Author : SpecialChem

Sika is taking over the fire protection coatings and systems business of Mannheim based Rütgers Organics GmbH, a move that will reinforce Sika's position in the fire protection sector. The acquired business generates annual sales of CHF 6 million.

With the acquisition of Rütgers Organics GmbH Sika strengthens its fire protection market position. The acquired business also provides Sika with a portfolio of well-established, advanced, eco-friendly water-based fire protection coatings and systems. "The combined strengths of Sika and Rütgers Organics will provide customers with access to an attractive range of products in all key fire resistance classes," says Joachim Straub, General Manager of Sika Germany.

Part of the International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG), Rütgers Organics GmbH was a subsidiary of the former RüTGERS AG.

About Sika

Sika AG, located in Baar, Switzerland, is a globally active specialty chemicals company. Sika supplies the building and construction industry as well as manufacturing industries (automotive, bus, truck, rail, alternative energies, building components). Sika is a leader in processing materials used in sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting load-bearing structures. Sika's product lines feature 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. Worldwide local presence in 76 countries and some 15,300 employees link customers directly to Sika and guarantee the success of all partners. Sika generates annual sales of CHF 4.556 billion.

Source: Sika

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