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To expand Industry 4.0 concept, Henkel opens a state-of-the-art, fully automated Laundry & Home Care warehouse at its production facility in Montornès del Vallès, Spain. The plant produces more than 200,000 tons of powder detergents, liquid detergents and adhesives annually.

  • The company has enabled an investment of 22 million euros in the 24,000 square meter warehouse, which will serve as a major logistics hub for Southern Europe.
  • The investment in the new warehouse is an expansion of the current logistic center, which was built in 1994 as one of the first automated warehouses in Spain.

The major deals and expansions by Henkel are featured below:

Nov 2020: Henkel announced the completion of acquisition of the skin model technology from the SkinInVitro GmbH, located in Troisdorf, Germany. The newly acquired epiCS skin models will be manufactured in the Henkel laboratories in Düsseldorf, Germany, under the Phenion brand.

Sep 2020: Henkel, announced the expansion of its hand soap and sanitizer production at U.S. Facilities with investments of approximately $23 million. The expansion will be creating 180 new jobs at the plant.

Aug 2020: Henkel Adhesive Technologies, had broken ground for a new, production facility for UV-curable acrylic pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) at the site in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Aug 2020: The leading silicone-based product provider Momentive Performance Materials had announced to enter into an agreement to sell its Consumer Sealants division to Henkel, a global manufacturer of adhesives, detergents, and other consumer products.

July 2020: To expand consumer goods business Henkel signed an agreement with Invincible Brands Holding, to acquire a 75 percent stake in a business comprising three fast-growing premium direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands: HelloBody, Banana Beauty and Mermaid+Me.

February 2020: Henkel announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility in Kurkumbh, near Pune, in Maharashtra, India. The Kurkumbh manufacturing facility of the company will be operated by Henkel Adhesives Technologies business unit. The new facility aims to serve the rising demand of Indian industries for solutions in adhesives, sealants, and surface treatment products.

January 2020: Henkel announced the merger of Sonderhoff into Henkel Adhesive Technologies business unit. The Sonderhoff sites in Austria, Germany, Italy, and the USA are now operating under Henkel name; the only site in China will continue to operate under Sonderhoff name.

About Henkel AG & Co.
Henkel headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany is a global leader in adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses as an Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care. The company was founded in 1876 in Germany.

Henkel employs approximately 53,000 people globally. The company has a portfolio of well-known consumer and industrial brands includes Schwarzkopf hair care, Persil, Dial soaps, Right Guard antiperspirants, Purex, and all laundry detergents, Snuggle fabric softeners as well as Loctite, Technomelt and Bonderite adhesives.

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