Parex was founded in 1979 and up to 2001 was the Specialty Mortars division of French industrial Group Lafarge.

In the 1990’s, LANKO and DAVCO products are introduced in the Philippines by distributors – Dextra Phils., Wise, Romtech and VSL Phils.

Since 2001, Parex is a division of Materis, the construction chemical company founded when Lafarge divested its specialty materials arm.

With a primary focus on geographical development, both organically and through acquisitions, Parex has demonstrated strong growth while redefining its position in the global marketplace.

During this development period, Parex has successfully acquired and integrated more than twenty strong local brands, worldwide. In most cases the acquired businesses were family owned and we pride ourselves that the vast majority of the previous owners and managers have continued as colleagues within ParexGroup.

Parex Inc. officially started operations in the Philippines and established its project sales and marketing office in 2008, offering a wider range of products and services to its clients. Our liquid plant started operating a year after and, in 2011, our powder line operated as well.

As a result, the entrepreneurial and dynamic spirit derived from our heritage has provided a strong unity to our network and is a unique strength of our company.

The proven formula for the continued success of Parex is combining global development with a strong local presence, ensuring our people are always close to local customers.


In the 1990’s, Parex brands - DAVCO and LANKO - were introduced in the Philippines initially through distributors before the establishment of ParexGroup Inc. in 2008.

In 2019, Sika completed the global acquisition of Parex, resulting to DAVCO and LANKO becoming Sika brands. Locally, DAVCO and LANKO products are manufactured, imported and sold by Sika Philippines, Inc. The DAVCO and LANKO product offering includes quality and reliable wall solutions, tiling solutions, liquid applied and cementitious waterproofing mortars. EIFS systems remain to be sold under the PAREX brand name.

With DAVCO & LANKO brands and its range of products, Sika Philippines Inc. expands its product offering for the building finishing market and strengthens its presence in the distribution channel.


100 Years of Global Experience and Expertise

In 1910, Kaspar Winkler was driven by his entrepreneurial spirit when he laid the cornerstone of Sika. He invented Sika-1, a quick-setting waterproofing admixture for mortar, which was used to waterproof the Gotthard Tunnel, an important connection between Northernand Southern Europe. Kaspar Winkler recognized an upcoming global need for his groundbreaking admixtures and launched subsidiaries around the world.

More than 100 years later, Sika now ranks as the world leader in specialty construction chemicals. Sika supplies materials used in bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protecting in the building and construction industry as well as manufacturing industries (automotive, bus, truck, rail, solar and wind power plants, facades). The Sika Group has subsidiaries in 100 countries around the world and manufactures in over 300 factories.

From Global to Local

SIKA Philippines, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Swiss-based Sika Group, has been serving the Philippine Market since 1994. We aokre a major supplier of construction products to various market sectors e.g., cement plants, ready-mix concrete industry, precast concrete factories, building, infrastructure and residential contractors as well as retail stores. Our product range includes high quality concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, sealants and adhesives, building finishing solutions, concrete repair and structural strengthening, flooring, roofing and waterproofing systems.

Sika Philippines, Inc. also specializes in products for commercial vehicle assembly (structural bonding, direct glazing, acoustic and reinforcing systems), automotive aftermarket (autoglass replacement, car body repair), marine vessels and façade engineering.

Quality Comes First

Commitment to excellence has always been a hallmark of Sika. We aim to be the local market leader through quality products, supported by high level of professional service through our Quality Management System (QMS).

To establish a uniform and effective Quality Management System (QMS), ISO 9001:2015 and 140001:2015 have been implemented and certified for both Sika Philippines’ manufacturing facilities.

Quality means innovation in products, focusing on durability and environmental friendliness. Our aim is to supply top quality products and services that genuinely meet our customers’ needs, building and maintaining their trust in Sika Philippines.

Focus on the customer, trained and motivated employees and defined policies and procedures drive the Sika Quality effort.

Our Vision

Sika Philippines will be the leader in the construction and industrial specialty chemicals industry in the Philippines through innovative and consistent business solutions to all its stakeholders.

Our Mission

Sika Philippines is a global company which is committed to be the best construction and industrial specialty chemicals company in the Philippines.

To be a source of business excellence, innovative & consistent business solutions to our end-users, customers and business partners.

To provide a challenging professional growth and a great workplace for all our employees.

To be a responsible and reliable corporate citizen.

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Technical mortars are engineered to address the construction requirements of floor preparation and concrete repair. Lanko’s skimcoating technology is the first in the Philippines

Innovative solutions include waterproofing sytems, tile laying and grouting suited for every type of tile and stone. In additional, as a result of solid research, Parex has formulated the environment friendly Davco Dustless Tile Adhesives for improved air quality and healthier working conditions.

Facade Protection and Aesthetics offers a full range of products for new construction or renovation, for facade decoration and protection, all adapted to suit the architectural styles and construction methods. These include Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS), Parex Select Finishes and Suzuka Facade Finishes.

Parex was built over the past 30 years through the acquisition of family companies and the nurturing and development of strong local brands. Our origins and history have shaped what is ParexGroup’s culture today:

  • Its local character, decentralized and entrepreneurial.

  • Strong human dimension, which expresses itself by the importance given to customer service, the close and loyal relationship with our contractors and our other business partners, the concern for the health and safety of our employees.

  • Commitment to innovation in products and service.

In recent years, we have reinforced the global character and the visibility of Parex. We share a real sense of belonging to a strong worldwide group and our new branding strategy now deployed throughout the company conveys this unique corporate identity.

First of all, we are fortunate to be in a young industry with still vast technological potential. Our underlying markets have many years of growth ahead, both in mature and developing economies, with the drive for energy conservation and the constant rise of construction standards

Parex has now strong bases in the high-growth emerging markets, who account for more than 45% of our sales (up from 13% in 2005), with leading positions in China, South-East Asia and South America.

We are now a recognized innovator in the industry. Parex was the first to introduce dustless dry mix technology in 2006 and has recently pioneered cement-free powder technology. Over recent years, we have significantly invested in external insulation façade systems – a segment driven by the intensifying dynamics of energy conservation, both in mature and emerging geographies. In the process, we have internationalized our façade business and broadened our offering of aesthetic finishing solutions. We have also added waterproofing to our global product offer, a key entry point to a number of emerging markets and an important complement to our ranges of tile setting products and technical mortars.

With industrial facilities in 21 countries (up from 13 in 2005), we have the right base to grow organically faster and more profitably than our competitors.

We are well organized to facilitate rapid transfers of know-how across the group in both marketing and R&D. We aim to develop close partnerships with our key suppliers, whilst optimizing our purchasing leverage. We multiply the interactions between our 9 country laboratories and our 2 group R&D centers in France and China. We also build three to four new plants each year around the world to extend our geographical coverage.

Our goal is to consistently grow faster than our underlying markets and to achieve more than 20 % of our sales from products that are less than 5 years old.

As a responsible company, Parex is actively engaging in favour of sustainable development. This is directly inspired by our company culture and is based on strong focused commitments: to ensure the safety of our collaborators and sub-contractors, to support our clients with their own sustainable development initiatives, to create innovations that are environment and user friendly, to organize our progress and our efforts through a structured environmental management system. This policy is in place in every country where ParexGroup operates, adapted to the local context and regulations.

Parex Inc. is fully committed to maintaining the highest standards in every aspect of our business. Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety standards are at the core of our day to day operations down to the products we manufacture.

  • Quality Assurance

    Our products undergo rigorous quality control testing and validations in order to conform with relevant quality standards required by our customers.

    We continuously improve/upgrade our manufacturing process and management systems in order to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.

  • Environmental Standards

    We are committed to preventing and reducing the impact that our business activities have upon the environment by complying with all statutory regulations related to our activities, products and services.

  • Health and Safety

    The health and safety of our employees, visitors, suppliers, contractors and local community is of paramount importance to Parex.

    We strive to provide a safe and healthy environment at all times and achieve the ideal zero lost time incident.