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Axim deal expands Sika footprint

Swiss construction chemicals giant Sika AG has added the Axim brand of concrete admixtures and cement grinding aids, closing a mid-December deal with Italcementi Group.

The acquisition spans the Axim Technologies Inc. business, based in Middlebranch, Ohio, plus production facilities and technical centers in Ontario, France and Italy. On the strength of Axim’s significant Eastern U.S. and Canadian presence, the deal boosts Sika’s position as a global player in admixtures and grinding aids—part of a construction-centered portfolio including adhesives and sealants; roofing, flooring, and waterproofing compounds; and, building envelope, repair and protection products. In North America, the Axim assets will operate under Sika Corp., based in Lyndhurst, N.J.

Axim offers a full range of concrete water reducers, set retarders, set accelerators, and cement grinding aids. Sika officials credit the company with consistently providing market knowledge, technical expertise, quality products, and outstanding customer service.