Sustained investments in technical facilities and in Research and Development staffing continues to grow not only our footprint but also serves to expand our capabilities as market applications evolve.
Sika's R&D strategy includes centralized and decentralized components that complement each other perfectly. The centrally organized research organization handles long term research programs, delivers analytical services, and establishes R&D management for the entire Sika Group.
The second component engaging R&D strategy is the regional adaptation of products, solutions, and applications. Regional Technology Centers in America, Europe, and Asia take on this challenge.
- Our Global network of 19 technical and development centers includes 6 sites dedicated to the development of automotive products and technologies.
- Extensive test specimen construction, destructive and non-destructive test capability, specimen, and data evaluation.
- Small pilot manufacturing, advanced application techniques, and material formulation capabilities offer agile transfer from the lab to the world.
- Facilities for full vehicle NVH solution development and material characterization. See more on Acoustic Test Centers.