Sika looks to buy AXSON Technologies

Sika has entered exclusive negotiations with AXSON management and shareholders.

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Sika (Baar, Switzerland) has entered into exclusive negotiations with AXSON management and shareholders to acquire AXSON Technologies (Cergy, France), a leader in the field of epoxy and polyurethane polymer formulations for design, prototyping and tooling, structural adhesives, composite materials and encapsulation products for the automotive, marine, renewable energy, sports & leisure and construction markets. The transaction is subject to conditions including anti‐trust approvals in certain jurisdictions as well as consultations with employee representatives.

Sika is a specialty chemicals company with products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protecting in the building sector and the motor vehicle industry. Sika has over 16,000 employees and subsidiaries in 90 countries. It manufactures in over 160 factories and generated annual sales of CHF 5.6 billion in 2014.

AXSON Technologies is one of three business units operated by AXSON GROUP (Cergy, France). AXSON Technologies has 12 subsidiaries in as many countries and 6 production centers worldwide.