“Sika: The Success-Story of Acquisitions”
Sika is a world leader in the specialty chemicals industry, particularly in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protecting in the building sector and motor vehicle industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 101 countries around the world and manufactures in over 300 factories. Its more than 27,000 employees generated annual sales of CHF 9.3 billion in 2021. In this webinar, stars Alumnus Philippe JOST, Head of Construction and Member of the Group Management at Sika, talked about the secret of the successful integration of small and big acquisitions, about the corporate culture (“keep the entrepreneurial spirit and energy”) and decentralised decision-making, and spoke about digitalisation regarding costumers, e-commerce, internal digital tools, about sustainability and the net-zero-strategy of the company. Philippe also mentioned the increasing significance of mega-cities in Africa and Asia to the business and finally he underlined the importance of the employees who are willing to learn, who are agile and have a “growth mindset”.
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