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30 Years of Forging Legacy in the Philippines

30 Years of Forging Legacy in the Philippines

Sika Philippines recently celebrated its 30th anniversary in the Philippines. The day of commemoration took place with the company’s new Plant and Office Inauguration at Palingon-Tipas, Taguig City in the morning, followed by the annual Customers Night at The Marriott Grand Ballroom, Pasay City.


Close to 200 people attended the day’s events, consisting of Sika’s customers gathered from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao – all instrumental to Sika Philippines’ three-decades successful operations in the country.

National and local government agencies were also in full-support which saw attendance from: Department of Transportation (DOTR) Undersecretary for Railways Jeremy Regino; DOTR Undersecretary for Air Transport Bobby Lim; Department of Public Works and Highway – Bureau of Research and Standards (DPWH-BRS) Director Reynaldo Faustino; and Taguig City Business Permit Licensing Office Head Atty. Maria Theresa Veloso. In addition to that, Swiss Ambassador to the Philippines, Dr. Nicolas Brühl was also present.

For its part, Sika was led by: Philippines General Manager, Christophe Lejeune; Area Manager Southeast Asia, Gaby El Chaar; and President of Asia Pacific, Philippe Jost.

“Sika has been around for 114 years now this year, with presence in 103 countries across the globe. Over the last six years, we have more than doubled our business in Asia/Pacific and made two major acquisitions globally with the recent Parex and MBCC acquisitions respectively. This new Taguig plant gives us great hope that the future is bright for the Philippine construction and infrastructure”, said Philippe Jost.

“We thank Sika for this confidence in helping us to bring back the Philippines to the rail map of Asia and all over the world. We hope that through the solutions and offerings of Sika Philippines, this will spark an upward movement, specifically in the development of railways in the Philippines,” said DOTR Undersecretary Jeremy Regino.

Meanwhile, DOTR Undersecretary Bobby Lim recognized Sika Philippines as “staying true to the event program’s banner of Forging Legacy, supporting the country in infrastructure development. “

Ambassador Dr. Nicolas Brühl added praise of the plant establishment – “confident that this new Sika Taguig plant would serve as beacon of Swiss innovation, showcasing progress and quality.”

To cap the day, the team at Sika celebrated with business partners and various stakeholders at the Marriott Grand Ballroom for a night of socials and entertainment – through its annual tradition of Customers Night.

“Our customers and employees are what fuels Sika’s success in the Philippines. Our sincerest

gratitude to the men and women who were part of Sika Philippines’ 30-year success in the country. With the support from our customers, our regional and global leaders, and our partners in both government and private sectors, Sika Philippines is here to continue forging legacy, riding on the Philippines’ growth in the coming years ahead,” concluded Christophe Lejeune, General Manager Sika Philippines.


Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a globally leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protection in the building sector and automotive industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 103 countries around the world and, in over 400 factories, produces innovative technologies for customers worldwide. In doing so, it plays a crucial role in enabling the transformation of the construction and vehicle industries toward greater environmental compatibility. With more than 33,000 employees, the company generated sales of CHF 11.2 billion in 2023.


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