In 2010 Sika celebrates its centenary: 100 years of innovation and consistent service. It was 100 years ago that Sika's Swiss founder, Kaspar Winkler, first invented a liquid waterproofing admixture called Sika-1. Since then Sika has grown into a global business developing and manufacturing innovative, high quality construction products that are available around the world.
Having launched trenchless technology in South Africa in the early 1990s, subsurface pipeline construction and rehabilitation company, Trenchless Technologies, has seen the applications of this technology grow rapidly in the construction and civil engineering sectors. Trenchless Technologies managing member, Sam Efrat, says that the deterioration of the country’s underground infrastructure systems and the ever-increasing demand for utility services is driving an even greater need for subsurface utility construction and rehabilitation that causes minimal disruption to traffic and business at surface level.