Ankjær Andreasen establishes Sika in 1942. The name comes from the Sika deer which is light and elegant. The company was established in Horsens, Denmark, where during the war, there was growing unemployment and shortage of raw materials. The production was based on free raw materials, such as straw from the fields after harvest and reeds gathered from the marshes. After the war, there was also a production of baskets made from wicker in the state prison of Horsens.
In 1951 Sika Møbler moves to Fyn, and expands the production of baskets, and a small production of furniture is started up. The biggest competitor in Denmark was, at the time, Horsnæs. They revolutionized the production of rattan furniture and created new methods of working with rattan. Ankjær Andreasen only worked with the best wicker makers and together they perfected the art of wicker working, focusing on what was to become Sika-Møbler’s design identity: Comfort, quality and design.
Wicker furniture production is established. Sika starts up its own production in Langeskov on Funen, and acquires stock inventory in Odense. Sika starts to export gift articles to all of Europe, and attends international furniture exhibitions. A German department is established. Sika now employs 100 people on Fyn. In this decade Sika launches a garden furniture collection in teak og steel. Sika now employs 100 people on Funen. In this decade Sika launches a garden furniture collection in Teak and Steel.