Sarnafil Inc., a manufacturer of thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing systems, announces a name change to Sika Sarnafil Inc. Sarnafil was purchased by Sika AG of Baar Switzerland at the end of 2005.
“The new name is reflective of the new ownership and business strategy to take advantage of the resources that Sika brings to bear without changing the corporate culture and commitment to high quality products that you have come to expect from us,” said Brian Whelan, president & CEO of Sika Sarnafil Inc. “The people, products and company philosophy remain the same and the Sarnafil brand remains the standard for high quality thermoplastic membranes. The acquisition by Sika brings new technologies and resources to our roofing and waterproofing businesses. This will allow us to continue to lead the industry with innovative systems to meet our customers’ needs.”
Sika is a globally integrated manufacturer active in sealing, bonding, damping, and reinforcing in the construction, industry, and automotive markets. The company’s product lines include high-grade concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, sealants and adhesives, damping and reinforcing materials, structural strengthening systems, industrial flooring, and roofing and waterproofing membranes.
Sika has subsidiaries in 70 countries worldwide and 10,000 employees. Annual sales are approximately $2.5 billon. The North American subsidiary is the largest in the Sika group with 11 production facilities, 2 R&D facilities and more than 1,000 employees.