Henkel builds new adhesives factory in China

Henkel builds new adhesives factory in China

1:02 AM, 23rd August 2011
Henkel builds new adhesives factory in China
Ground breaking ceremony at Henkel site in China.

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY: Henkel held a ground breaking ceremony, starting construction of its 150,000 sq mt adhesives factory in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. The new facility will be the main adhesives manufacturing base in China and Asia-Pacific region. Upon completion, the new Henkel factory will be the largest adhesives factory in the world with an estimated annual production of 428,000 tonne.

The new state-of-the-art adhesives facility, which is scheduled to begin production at end of 2012, will enable Henkel to cope with the rapidly growing demand in China and Asia-Pacific region for its industry leading adhesives. The new factory will require a total fixed asset investment of €50 million.

The construction of the new adhesives factory is part of the company’s overall strategy to expand its capacities in growth regions. Currently, Henkel realizes 42 per cent of its total sales within emerging markets.

“This investment is in line with our priority to expand our business in the emerging markets. The new plant will greatly enhance Henkel’s growth potential in the country,” explained Kasper Rorsted, CEO, Henkel.

The new adhesives factory will help Henkel optimize its overall manufacturing activities by concentrating on fewer high-performance factories. As part of this initiative, it’s current adhesives production facilities in China will be consolidated into the new factory.  

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