SCHÖNOX opens Customer Technology Center in Germany
About one year after the groundbreaking-ceremony SCHÖNOX opened the new
customer technology center in Rosendahl, Germany. The new building mirrors the
company’s and Sika’s drive for innovation, it’s a future-oriented step for Sika
AG. SCHÖNOX GmbH continues taking over important tasks in the areas Research,
Depvelopment, Technical Service and Customer Dialogue.
The walls are plastered and the floor coverings are ready, furniture has
been put to the laboratories and the offices. Approximately two years after the
announcement of 6-million-investment plans SCHÖNOX’ ambitious construction
project has been finalized. Managing Director Dipl.-Ing. Joachim Straub inaugurated
the new technology center on September 1, 2016 in the presence of the mayor,
customers and employees.The building has been finalized in less than 14 months.
A surface of almost 3,000 m² offers enough room for new ideas and solutions.
The center is the result of “the efforts and reliability of the employees”,
stresses Joachim Straub. The staff’s “excellent performance convinced me that
taking the courage to invest was the right decision.”
Members of the corporate management, Paul Schuler, Head Region EMEA, Thomas
Hasler, Chief Technology Officer and Jan Jenisch, CEO Sika AG, also attended the
for modern customer dialogue
Sika Deutschland GmbH has nearly quadrupled its turnover within the last 12
Rosendahl is the new center of excellence with Group-wide responsibility
for the development of installation products. In recent years SCHÖNOX continued
giving new impulses by launching innovations as SCHÖNOX iFLOOR, SCHÖNOX iFIX or
SCHÖNOX aDECO into the market. Furthermore the responsibility for developing
new formulations and technologies for the target market “Interior Finishing” within
Sika worldwide is located in Rosendahl. Local and regional technology centers
within the Sika Group are also supported.
In addition, a new local
center of excellence for specialty mortars has been established. This will
focus on grouts and concrete repair mortars for application in bridge-building
and the construction of wind farms, for example.
We want to
make your working life better every day
The Swiss mother Sika honoured the SCHÖNOX brand promise with investments
totaling around € 6.0 million in Rosendahl. It’s an investment not only in
brick and mortar but in generating knowledge und creating conditions for a
Next to new laboratories and offices of the R&D department the expanded
site also contains an industrial building for applications engineering and
seminar rooms for customer product and application training. The seminar rooms
are equipped with state-of-the art technology to demonstrate our products and
systems also to larger groups.
In addition to the seminar center in Rosendahl the brand shows its customer
focus in its seminar centers in Hamburg, Salzburg (Austria) and Alblasserdam
(the Netherlands). The goal continues to be offering the best solutions and
services to customers to make the working life better every day.
> Investment totaling around € 6 million
> Completion within 14
> 1,500 m² for Research and Development
> 30 employees work in the new technology center
> 900 m² can be used for training and events
> More than 550 m² are used (on two levels) by the Technical Support