Sika launches new Building Finishing Training Centre in Scotland

Sika launches new Building Finishing Training Centre in Scotland

Leading building chemicals manufacturer Sika has pledged further investment in its customer service offering with the launch of a new dedicated training centre at its plant in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire.

The Wishaw site, which underwent redevelopment in 2022, is one of Sika’s four UK manufacturing facilities alongside Welwyn Garden City, Leeds, and Preston. Here, Sika produces an extensive range of render and Building Finishing products including mineral and lime renders, topcoats, pointing mortars and External Wall Insulation. The new training facility has been created to offer a combination of both classroom-based and practical product training from Sika industry experts and is available to applicators, distributors, architects, and contractors. Offering much more than just specialist product training, the new facility will also provide opportunity to support and showcase best practice and help raise the bar for setting industry standards.

Tom Forsyth, General Manager at Sika Ltd, officially opened the Training Centre on Tuesday 18th April, cutting the ribbon in front of over 30 Building Finishing customers and 20 representatives from the Sika global team. This event showcased the training centre’s outstanding facilities, highlighting the progression made within the business and the possibilities available for customers.

Commenting, Matt Allen, Head of Sales for Building Finishing at Sika said: “Wishaw is our newest manufacturing facility, and the launch of the new Training Centre is a key part of our ongoing development plans. We want our customers to be able to get a real feel for our Building Finishing and render solutions, which is why we are providing in-depth and hands-on training at the same site where these products are made.”

“We are committed to supporting our customers at every stage of their project, from the initial specification of the products to their installation on site. By providing technical expertise alongside high-performance products, offering training at our new dedicated facility allows us to hear first-hand the requirements our customers have and identify the solutions they need.”

Sika is offering its dedicated training sessions to customers across the UK.

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