Sika recently announced that it has commenced operations at its new plant in Bekasi, Indonesia, in an effort to align local production capacities with the region’s strong demand for building materials. Two existing Sika plants have been supplying concrete admixtures and mortar products to the Indonesian construction market.

With the new plant, Sika reports it is expanding production capacity in the Jakarta metropolitan area and ensuring it can satisfy the growing demand for construction materials in western Indonesia. This latest expansion underscores the company’s commitment to sustainable investments geared to offering customers the best product solutions and services on a local basis.

“The demand for high quality building materials is growing rapidly in Indonesia,” said Mike Campion, regional manager for Asia-Pacific. “The new factory in Greater Jakarta will enable us to significantly increase production and thereby further expand our strong position in the country’s infrastructure and residential construction sector.”

According to Sika, Indonesia is Asia’s fifth-largest construction market and is characterized by rapid population growth and increasing urbanization. The construction sector is receiving considerable impetus from major investments in transportation, energy, and water infrastructure, as well as in residential and commercial properties. The government’s National Strategic Projects alone comprise an investment volume equivalent to just under CHF 320 billion (approximately $325 billion). Estimates put average growth in the construction industry at close to 7% for the next 10 years. 

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