LafargeHolcim, Sika AG and Arkema are dominating the Global Self-Leveling Concrete Market in 2018

Global self-leveling concrete market is expected to reach USD 7,539,615.10 million in 2026, grow at a steady CAGR in the forecast period of 2019 to 2026. The years considered for study are as mentioned below.

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The global self-leveling concrete market is a highly concentrated market which includes key players and local players. The market has witnessed increased various strategic developments owing to favourable market scenario. The market has a prominent growth in upcoming years due to the high import from India leading to stable prices for self-leveling concrete products in the U.S. Due to the properties of its low settlement time and low overall cost of floor its demand is increased in the commercial buildings.

The market has witness developments in terms of merger and acquisitions or product launches to enhance the product portfolio to meet the rising demand of innovative technology. For instance, in January, KÖSTER BAUCHEMIE AG launched a new headlight systems such xenon, a test guideline for headlamp inspection and parking spaces. In addition to the footprint for the headlamp setting tester, the vehicle footprint must also comply with the new specifications .It also gets easily connected with the existing floor and build the lower layer.

LafargeHolcim dominates the global self-leveling concrete market. The other key players existing in the market includes Sika AG, Arkema, ARDEX Group, Duraamen Engineered Products, Inc., Flowcrete Group Ltd., KÖSTER BAUCHEMIE AG, LATICRETE International, Inc., MAPEI S.p.A., The QUIKRETE Companies, Arkema, CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation., Dayton Superior Corporation, Edison Coatings, Inc., Gulf Concrete Technology LLC, Saint-Gobain, Sakrete, TCC Materials and W. R. Meadows, Inc. and among others.

LafargeHolcim:

LafargeHolcim headquartered in Jona, Switzerland was founded in 1833. The company is engaged in providing high quality building materials and solutions for individual homes and major infrastructural projects. The company has four operating divisions namely, cement, aggregates, ready mix concrete and solutions and products. Ready mix concrete segment produces cement and aggregates which is less capital intensive than the production of cement. It is a very high decentralized product, since concrete is a heavy product.

The other segment include the manufacturing of cement which ranges from Portland cement and classic masonry cements to specialized products for different environments, including those exposed to seawater, sulfates and other harsh natural conditions.

  • In August 2018, LafargeHolcim acquired Metro Mix, LLC; a leading provider of ready-mix concrete in the Denver metropolitan area in Colorado to further strengthen its position in the United States, where they are already present with operations in cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates and asphalt. Their operations are highly complementary to their existing footprint which will further allow them to gain a larger share in the growing market with immediate commercial and operational synergies.

It has its global networks in UK, U.S., Switzerland, Canada, Mexico, Germany and many other countries. The company has various subsidiaries such as Holcim (Switzerland), Ambuja cements (India), Aggregate Industries (UK), Heracles general cement (Greece) and Holcim Mexico S.A. de C.V. (Mexico)

SIKA AG

SIKA AG is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland founded in 1910. They operate through two major strategic business units which include Products for construction industry and products for industrial manufacturing. The construction industry includes admixtures and additives for use in concrete, cement and mortar production, waterproofing systems, roof waterproofing, flooring solutions, sealants, adhesive tapes, assembly foams and elastic adhesives for facade construction, interior and infrastructure construction, as well as concrete protection and repair solutions. The another segment which is industrial manufacturing include the products of automotive and commercial vehicle assembly, vehicle repair, ship and boat building, industrial lamination, renewable energy and facade construction.

  • In March 2018, Sika AG launched a new production unit of Mortar in Bac Ninh in Northern Vietnam, so that they can meet the growing demand in the construction market. It will extend their portfolio of locally manufactured products in the north of the country, and thus will reinforce the company’s cost structure and competitiveness. As a result ready-mixed mortar will gain market share.

The company has wide geographic presence in EMEA, Americas, Asia-Pacific and Globally as well and it operates through its subsidiaries such as Sika Automotive Belgium (Belgium), Sika CZ, s.r.o., Bmo (Czech republic), Sika Manufacturing for Construction S.A.E. (Egypt) and among others.

ARKEMA:

Arkema is headquartered in Paris, France founded in 2004. Arkema operates through three major strategic business units which include high performance materials, industrial specialities and coating solutions. High performance material division comprises of technical polymers and performance additives business lines. They serve various niche markets with innovative, high value-added technical solutions that meet the consumer needs. It offers innovative solutions to develop new, high value-added products and to leverage the potential offered by growing regional markets.

The other segments provide four product lines: PMMA, Thiochemicals, Fluorogases and Hydrogen Peroxide. The Industrial Specialties segment is actively pursuing its operational excellence actions to maintain competitiveness and technological leadership in its markets. The coating solution comprises Acrylics and Coating Resins and Additives. The company is pursuing the downstream integration of acrylic monomer activities.

  • In October 2018, Arkema expanded itself into the Engineering Adhesives segment signing an acquisition with Afinitica specializing in the product named as cyanoacrylates. This product will help the company to grow in the adhesive segment along with good durable manufacturing applications. The new adhesive can be used on any surface and with any material (metal, wood, ceramic etc.). The acquisition confirmed Arkema’s commitment to expand its business in the adhesives market leading to long term growth in future.

The company has wide geographic presence in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific and it operates through its subsidiaries such as Bostik (U.S.), CECA (Europe), TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc. (U.S.), MLPC International (France), Suzhou HiPro Polymers Co., Ltd. (China), Arkema International (U.S.), and among others