Sika’s long-standing reliability and constant innovation are just two of the reasons Sika products are highly respected and in demand globally, and South African customers are as eager as the rest of the world. Which is why Sika has recently opened a national branch in the city of Bloemfontein.

Paul Adams, Sika S.A.’s MD said: “There has been a keen demand in this area for all Sika products and we want to establish a strong presence in all segments of our market. Sika has chosen to open a dedicated branch in this region, as opposed to using distributors, as we believe it is vital for the presence of a fully-staffed local office to be felt here again. It is also important to have the logistical support locally, but the main reason is to ensure that there is always stock available in Bloem when needed.”

Sika has appointed Herman van Rensburg as the new branch manager and he will act as technical sales representative for Sika’s four business units: Contractors, Industry, Concrete and Distribution. Assisting Herman will be Rousseau Swart who has recently joined Sika as the Bloemfontein branch administrator. “We are confident that Herman will go the extra mile to build relationships with all our customers and, together with Rousseau, will provide excellent customer service to our Bloemfontein clients.” Said Adams.

Approximately 80 guests attended the official opening of the Bloemfontein branch on 27 July 2011, where local customers including engineers, architects, contractors, glass and aluminium customers, as well as distribution customers mingled with Sika executives: Paul Adams, MD Sika South Africa; Andre Barnard, Shaun Saxby and Jacques Reinecke, business unit managers; and Sika Area Sales Managers, Raj Naidoo, James Brown, Roland van der Merwe, and Kevin Kimbrey (Cape Town regional manager). Adams and the business unit managers gave individual presentations providing an overview of Sika’s product and service offerings. Refreshments were served afterwards allowing for a social environment where questions could be addressed.