Sika hat die Parex-Übernahme am 23. Mai 2019 abgeschlossen. Die Transaktion war am 8. Januar 2019 angekündigt worden. Parex ist ein führender Mörtelhersteller mit einem Umsatz von CHF 1.2 Milliarden und einem beeindruckenden Leistungsausweis sowie profitablem Wachstum und attraktiven Margen. Parex und Sika sind zwei leistungsstarke Unternehmen und hoch komplementär bei Produktportfolio und Vertriebskanälen. Durch die Akquisition erweitert Sika das Angebot für den Building-Finishing-Markt und baut die globale Führungsposition im Bereich Bauchemie weiter aus. 2019 soll ein Umsatz von über CHF 8 Milliarden erzielt werden.

Parex’ product offering includes facade mortars, tile adhesives, and waterproofing mortars. With its expertise in mortar solutions for renovation and new builds, Parex participates in all phases of the construction life cycle. Parex has a particularly strong presence in distribution channels, especially in China, where Parex has built up a network of over 90,000 points of sale. With its strong, recognized brands, Parex is known for its comprehensive R&D expertise and technical excellence. The company is locally present in 23 countries, with key positions in 8 core markets, and operates 74 plants around the world.

The acquisition of Parex will strengthen Sika’s growth platform. Its mortar business, which is a key growth technology for the group and one of its important earning contributors, will more than double in size to CHF 2.3 billion. Parex’s strong position in distribution channels will open up new business opportunities for Sika’s product range. Parex will gain access to Sika’s well established direct sales channels, and Parex’s expertise in the facade and tile setting business will allow Sika to participate in these growing and attractive market fields.

Board of Directors
"With the acquisition we are bringing together two strong companies. Parex’ and Sika’s joint business activities present an excellent growth platform for both organizations. In addition to the highly complementary fit with regard to product offerings and channels, we also see that Parex and Sika have very similar culture, values and management styles ̶ with the focus on customer orientation, empowerment, high-quality products and services. The integration planning is well on track, and on-site visits have confirmed the attractiveness of the combination of the two businesses. We are excited to start working together to build our joint successful future. We warmly welcome all employees of Parex to the Sika Family. " Paul Schuler, CEO of Sika

Eric Bergé, CEO of Parex: “I am very proud of what we have achieved. I want to thank the entire Parex team worldwide for their outstanding work. The months spent together with Sika to prepare this day showed how much these two great teams can bring to each other. We can look to the future with confidence.”