On November 24th, SIKA Holding opened the first Russian plant for the production of polycarboxylate ethers for use in the construction of concrete.
As our special correspondent Alexei Nevsky reports play-by-play, the construction work and equipment investment is 1 bln rubles.
Additional production capacity is equivalent to 30m m3 of concrete.
The RF Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities, Mikhail Menn, the Moscow region Minister of Construction Complex, Sergei Pakhomov, and the Director General of SIKA in Russia, Sergei Ziuzia, were present at the opening ceremony.
As Mikhail Menn said, the opening of the enterprise coincides with the Russian program for construction material import replacement. More detailed information can be found on our site.
During the press scrum, the Minister also said that the SIKA company is doing right by developing their production on the territory of Russia, in spite of the complex political situation.
“The political situation will change for the better, and the business of the company will develop in Russia”, Menn is sure.
The minister also told journalists that the ministry has developed the exact regulations on the application of new construction materials according to European dictates.
“A producer of any new construction material is now protected from foot-dragging by the organizations allowing the use of new technologies and materials”, Mikhail Menn stressed.