Sika signs with Grove

Sika Ltd has signed a ‘preferred partner’ agreement with Grove Group.

The move will see the Swiss-based specialty chemicals company’s products distributed in the UK via Grove Group, which celebrated its 100 year anniversary this year.

Graham Sutcliffe, managing director of Grove Group said, ‘This partnership gives the benefit of both distribution and manufacturer support to the end user. As the industry progresses and technology accelerates, we feel that Sika are the right partner to support Grove and our customers. Sika has a wealth of knowledge within the automotive world which can only benefit our customers.’

Steve Fairbrass, who joined Sika in January 2017, saw ‘natural synergies’ between the two companies having previously worked closely with Grove Group during his time with Prospray and Valspar.

Dragan Maksimovic, general manager of Sika Ltd said, ‘We are delighted to welcome the Grove Group as our preferred distribution partner for automotive refinish. This is a great opportunity for Sika to re-connect with our end customers. We would like to thank Graham and his team for their great support and a successful partnership.’