Sika recently announced that it has opened a new plant in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, thus doubling its production capacity for mortar and concrete admixtures in Bolivia. With this new facility in one of the country’s main industrial agglomerations, Sika reports it is positioning itself for continued growth in the dynamic Bolivian construction market.

The new production facility replaces the existing plant and effectively doubles the usable space while also featuring space for future expansion. According to Sika, the highly automated manufacturing plant increases efficiency and will help make production more sustainable. In addition, Sika has expanded its warehousing capacity and administrative premises and has set up a training center for customers.

“The clear strategic focus of our business activities on major cities and agglomerations in the Americas region is proving to be highly successful,” said Christoph Ganz, regional manager, Americas. “We now have over 20 national subsidiaries and 89 production plants in the Americas. We continue to invest in the expansion of our presence in fast-growing markets. This recent investment in Bolivia enables us to continue to grow our output volumes in the dynamic Bolivian construction market.”

Sika reports that demand for new infrastructure in Bolivia is rising in line with the country’s increasing industrialization. In the next few years, the construction industry in particular will benefit from the ongoing investments in infrastructure, energy, and industrial projects. The Bolivian construction market is expected to grow by 9.5% in 2022.

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