Sika Sarnafil Opens New, Expanded West Coast Distribution Center
Facility to Increase Support and Enhance Service to Local and Regional Customers
April 18, 2013 – CANTON, MA – Sika Sarnafil, the worldwide market leader in thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes, today announced the opening of a new 63,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Cypress, CA.
Sika Sarnafil's new West Coast distribution center will improve service to customers in Southern California and throughout the Western United States.
Due to steady growth, Sika Sarnafil has outgrown its current facility in Cypress, leading to the opening of the new larger warehouse. Laid out for maximum efficiency, the new warehouse and combined office space more than doubles Sika Sarnafil’s footprint and will enable Sika Sarnafil to increase support and enhance service to local and regional customers.
“This new distribution center improves our ability to service our customers and builds on our decades of commitment to our partners in Southern California and throughout the Western United States,” said Jim Rubenacker, Director of Customer Operations for Sika Sarnafil.
With the increased warehouse size, Sika Sarnafil estimates an additional 450 truckloads of roofing membrane and accessories will be transported by train rather than by truck over the next 5 years, saving well over 1,000,000 road miles and approximately 250,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
Rubenacker added, “More storage capacity will mean we have more product on hand and customers will not experience a wait time for East Coast supply. In addition, product pickup will be easier as a result of the larger lot and added outdoor space for transport vehicles.”
The Cypress, CA distribution center is one of four Sika Sarnafil distribution hubs including: Canton, MA; Kansas City, MO; and Salt Lake City, UT.
About Sika AG
Sika AG, located in Baar, Switzerland, is a globally active specialty chemicals company. Sika supplies the building and construction industry as well as manufacturing industries (automotive, bus, truck, rail, solar and wind power plants, façades). Sika is a leader in processing materials used in sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting load-bearing structures. Sika’s product lines feature high-quality concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, sealants and adhesives, damping and reinforcing materials, structural strengthening systems, industrial flooring as well as roofing and waterproofing systems. Worldwide local presence in 80 countries and some 15,200 employees link customers directly to Sika and guarantee the success of all partners. Sika generated annual sales of CHF 4.829 billion in 2012. For more information about Sika Sarnafil in the U.S. including Canton, MA visit http://usa.sarnafil.sika.com/.