SIKA bring new production capacities onstream in Myanmar
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SIKA bring new production capacities onstream in Myanmar

The expansion of the existing site facilitated additional production capabilities and operational growth

  • By ICN Bureau | September 22, 2022

Sika is now manufacturing mortar products at its facility in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon in addition to concrete admixtures,.

The expansion of the existing site facilitated additional production capabilities and operational growth. Around eight million people live in the Yangon metropolitan area, a region that generates a quarter of Myanmar’s gross domestic product.

The extension of locally manufactured Sika products is an important step to support Myanmar's expanding construction industry. Along with improving efficiency, this expansion will result in shorter transport distances. This not only cuts costs, but also helps reduce CO2 emissions.

Sika’s products and services have been trusted by Myanmar’s construction industry for years. High-quality specialty chemical products such as concrete admixtures, for example, are needed for complex large-scale infrastructure projects of nationwide significance. These include the modernization of the 620 km Yangon–Mandalay railway line, as well as the construction of a 1.9 km bridge over the Bago River, designed to significantly ease traffic congestion between Yangon city and Thilawa, Myanmar’s biggest port.

Myanmar's construction industry is stabilizing following a COVID-related decline and is expected to grow over 7% per year between 2023 and 2026. 

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