Sika bats for more training in construction industry

Published May 8, 2021, 8:00 AM

by James A. Loyola

Sika Philippines, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Swiss-based Sika Group, is pushing for continued training in the construction industry to boost and revitalize the sector post-pandemic. 

“Sika believes in the continuing training and education to make the Philippine construction industry globally competitive,” Sika Philippines General Manager Christophe Lejeune said. 

The firm offers technical trainings under a special program called Sika Applicators Partners Club which give the participants more benefits and incentives for being a member and partner of Sika.

As a member of the club, Sika partners are given comprehensive product and technical trainings and access to latest technologies and solutions. 

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Members are given access to complete global product range/solutions, regional technical support, project leads assistance and they will also earn rewards for every use of Sika products. 

“We want our partners to not only be knowledgeable about Sika products but also on how to effectively and efficiently apply these products to their projects and maximize their benefits,” said Lejeune.

Sika Philippines Target Market and Marketing Head Alainne Leonardo said “Technology is always evolving more and more new products are out in the market to meet the demands of the construction industry.”

“We need to continually tool our partners to prepare them for the latest developments in the industry.  We also want our partners to be ready for the recovery of the industry post-pandemic,” Leonardo added.

The Sika Partners Club trainings are delivered by experts in their respective fields, which includes different construction segments such as waterproofing and roofing, flooring, sealing, bonding and refurbishment.

“After completing the trainings, our partners can easily be able to get contracts given the strong confidence of contractors to the Sika brand,” she said.

Sika has been serving the Philippine market since March 1994. It is a major supplier of construction products to various market sectors e.g. cement plants, ready-mix concrete industry, precast concrete factories, building, infrastructure, industrial and residential projects as well as retail stores. 

Its product range includes high quality concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, sealants and adhesives, building finishing solutions, concrete repair and structural strengthening, flooring, roofing and waterproofing systems.

 “At Sika, we strive for excellence. We aim to be market leader through quality products supported by high level of professional service,” Leonardo said.