Issue: Dec 2016


SIKA Automotive Announces Sponsorship of 2017 North American Auto Show.



by Tony Davidson

Sika Automotive will be a sponsor of the 2017 North American International Auto show, January 9-22, at Cobo Center, in Detroit, Michigan.  As part of its involvement with NAIAS 2017 as a hospitality sponsor, Sika will also be holding an exclusive invitation-only customer event, concurrent with Industry Preview Day on January 11. “Sika Innovations 2017” will feature industry-leading technologies used for automotive sealing, bonding, damping and reinforcing applications, as well as overviews of current and future technology paths to vehicle lightweighting and mixed-material bonding.  Sika products and expertise contribute to the assembly and performance of Lighter, Stronger, Safer, Quieter and Greener vehicles.

“Sika is excited to return to the North American International Auto Show  for the third consecutive year as a hospitality sponsor”,  says Greg Moran, Head of Global Automotive Marketing  for Sika.  “NAIAS is an excellent forum to launch our latest and greatest adhesive, sealant, acoustic and reinforcement performance enhancement contributions to the Automotive sector, alongside the many new vehicle model releases that benefit from Sika technologies”.

SIKA CORPORATE PROFILE Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protecting in the building sector and the motor vehicle industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 93 countries around the world and manufactures in over 170 factories. Its approximately 17,000 employees generated annual sales of CHF 5.49 billion in 2015.

SIKA AUTOMOTIVE is a leader in the development and the production of high performance acoustic, bonding, reinforcing and sealing systems that contribute to Lighter, Stronger, Safer, Quieter, Greener and more sustainable approaches to vehicle assembly. Sika Automotive provides automotive manufacturers and suppliers with proven materials, application engineering and validation expertise to enhance interior sound quality, improve occupant comfort and to increase structural and safety performance in vehicles worldwide. A proud recipient of the 2015 Automotive News PACE Award for mixed material bonding technology, and a 2016 recipient of a Best Practices Award in Body Shop Adhesives from Frost and Sullivan, Sika Automotive leverages development of new solutions from our 20 Global Technology Centers plus 18 Regional Technology Centers, allowing for global reach with local presence. For more information visit www.sikaautomotive.com



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