Sika - a global leader with tradition and principles

Founded in Switzerland by visionary inventor Kaspar Winkler over 100 years ago, Sika has developed into a successful global company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protecting in the building sector and the motor vehicle industry.

The future success of Sika is not only dependent on pursuing the right strategy, but is just as much based on the trust and dedication of all employees. The Sika journey to global leadership is founded on the company's entrepreneurial philosophy and the Sika Spirit.

The Sika Spirit is a synonym of the strong set of values and principles which makes up the DNA of the company. Five management principles are expressing the corporate culture and are the foundation of future success:

Customers first


  • Think win-win cooperation
  • Fast Response upon customer’s demand
  • Gain trust by keeping promises
  • Provide quality service
Courage for Innovation


  • Speak freely and listen patiently
  • Take risks and have tolerance for failure
  • Actively challenge and accept being challenged
  • Benchmark the best within the market
Sustainability & Integrity


  • Optimize energy efficiency
  • Commit to safety
  • Walk the talk
  • Act in compliance with Sika Code of Conduct
Empowerment & Respect


  • Encouragement and generosity
  • Effective delegation
  • Trust with mutual respect
  • Manners to people, honors to talent
Manage for Results


  • Lead by example
  • Clear definition of target and responsibility
  • Initiate openness and transparency
  • Maximum profit