Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics and Personal Care and Adhesive Technologies.
Founded in 1876 by Fritz Henkel in Maastricht Aachen, Germany Henkel holds global leadership positions both in the consumer and industrial markets, with brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf, Loctite and Pritt. It has headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany and has approximately 47,000 employees in over 120 countries, more than 17 production facilities and 10 major R&D sites worldwide.
In June 1923, the first delivery of adhesives made from the premises of Düsseldorf, Germany. This milestone marked the birth of a business unit in which Henkel is a global leader today, that of Adhesives Technologies.
An integral part of the business sector Adhesive Technologies is the division of construction chemicals. With our key categories: ceramic adhesives, waterproofing, thermal insulating homes and provide a wide range of special products and system solutions to meet the needs of industry and construction professionals.
This sector is continuously growing and that is why in 1986 Henkel acquired Ceresit, market leading thermal insulation and waterproofing brand. As a result, Henkel expanded its portfolio of chemical products for the building and strengthening its position in Eastern Europe and also continuing its expansion to Asia, Middle East and Latin America.
Our vast experience, knowledge, technologies and highly innovative products help our customers be more successful and efficient while preserving the planet's natural resources.
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