To strengthen the successful positions we have achieved and to develop new potential for success by constantly improving and innovatively updating our product range, systems and procedures.

a) We constantly evaluate our products, systems and procedures to determine if they fulfil their required purpose and to identify areas for technical improvement or increased market acceptance. We seek to differentiate ourselves from our competitors.

b) We constantly expand and improve our product range by introducing innovations in conformity with corporate strategies and, wherever possible, with production capacities.

c) The research and development of new products and systems, as well as of new methods of application and production, is a responsibility of the Management. It assigns whole areas of activity or specific projects to the laboratories or engineering departments of Companies.

d) The Management encourages, co-ordiantes and monitors the flow of information between the sites of Sika Australia.

e) Where necessary, the product range will be supplemented through licensing agreements, as well as through the purchase of finished products.

f) The one-sided dependence on selected raw materials or suppliers should be avoided at all cost.