Sika Canada opens Surrey, B.C. concrete processing plant
Part of Sika's strategy was to reduce its environmental impact by drastically reducing shipments into British Columbia by truck and rail
POINTE-CLAIRE, Que. and SURREY, B.C.—Sika Canada has officially inaugurated its new mortars and concrete admixtures plant in British Columbia.
Located in Surrey, near Vancouver, the new 2,800 square-metre facility is based upon Sika’s lean manufacturing concept and includes a modular mortar plant and liquid concrete admixture blending equipment, all under one roof.
The new building also includes two quality control laboratories, an integrated warehouse and office space for administrative and sales personnel. Sika says it’s new plant meets local environmental regulations covering air quality, noise management and the handling of light chemical materials.
The highly automated plant will produce a broad range of mortars and grouts, as well as liquid admixtures such as high-range water-reducers, water-reducers, air-entrainers, set-retarders and set-accelerators.
By producing in British Columbia, Sika significantly reduces shipments of admixtures and mortars from its Edmonton and Montreal plants. It also diminishes the environmental impact by drastically reducing the number of shipments by truck and rail.
This new facility brings the number of Sika’s production sites to 18 in North America and, with the addition of the Surrey site, Sika Canada now operates four manufacturing plants across Canada.
Sika Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sika AG, located in Baar, Switzerland makes concrete admixtures, specialty mortars/concrete, sealants and adhesives, waterproofing solutions, structural strengthening systems, industrial flooring, protective and decorative coatings and roofing systems.