Everbuild was founded by self-confessed DIY-addict David Seymour in February 1994, who grew the business on the back of strong branding and second-to-none product innovations. Through this, he was quickly able to establish a strong position in the Builders Merchants and DIY sectors through an ability to adapt to markets, something others had traditionally struggled to achieve.
Over the years Everbuild grew rapidly, primarily through launching innovative products to the market place that brought the ‘smile factor’ including Pinkgrip, Wonder Wipes, Stixall and Forever White. All of these and more quickly became market leading brand names and helped Everbuild establish its name as the UK and Ireland’s largest independent manufacturer of sealants, adhesives, fillers and building chemicals. By 2013 the company had grown to have sales in excess of £60 million and a workforce of 270 employees.
In June 2013 it was announced that Sika had acquired Everbuild with David Seymour commenting “With Sika we have the possibility to further grow our business and to benefit from the broad R&D capabilities for further product innovation”. The acquisition also aimed to strengthened Sika’s position in the construction chemical and DIY market further in the UK giving customers an even wider selection of products to choose from.
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’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.
Since the acquisition, Sika Everbuild has gone from strength to strength, forming the UK Distribution target market for Sika UK and supplying product from the Sika, Everbuild, Parex and Feb ranges to the building and construction industry.