Qatar: Concrete-Admixture Manufacturing Sika Expands Presence in Qatar with New Production Plant
Following the establishment of the national subsidiary in 2012, Sika is expanding its presence in Qatar with its own production facility. Alongside production lines for concrete-admixture manufacturing, the main office and a central storage facility will be located at the site.
Baar/Switzerland — Sika is starting operations at a plant in Doha, Qatar, for the production of concrete admixtures. The country on the east coast of the Arabian peninsula is an attractive market thanks to large-scale infrastructure investment and a number of mega projects, both ongoing and planned. The optimization of the company's supply chain is to enable them to play an even greater role in major construction projects in Qatar. Having their own production capacities available locally makes it possible to lower transportation costs and enhance proximity to customers, explains Ivo Schädler, Emea Regional Manager.
As well as investing in stadiums and related infrastructure for the 2022 Soccer World Cup, Qatar is expanding its transport and energy infrastructures with roads, ports, railroads, and power plants. One important major project is the Doha Metro, a rapid transport system linking the capital with its suburbs. The gas sector is also attracting large-scale investment. Average annual growth of more than 9 % is forecast for Qatar's construction industry until 2023.