Henkel acquire German’s sealing solution supplier
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Henkel to acquire sealing solution supplier in Germany

11:18 AM, 17th May 2017
Henkel logo on a rooftop in Dusseldorf, Germany. (File photo)
Henkel logo on a rooftop in Dusseldorf, Germany. (File photo)

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY: Henkel AG & Company has signed an agreement to acquire Sonderhoff Holding GmbH, a supplier of high-impact sealing solutions for industrial assembly.

Based in Cologne, Germany, Sonderhoff is a leading manufacturer of innovative foamed-in-place gasketing solutions for reliable sealing and has broad expertise in developing and manufacturing customised dosing equipment.

With the acquisition of the privately owned company, Henkel will further enhance its sealants competence. Foam-based sealing solutions are used in a variety of industrial applications, protecting eg lighting systems, filtration solutions or appliances against humidity and dust.

Sonderhoff’s comprehensive portfolio includes specialised polyurethane and silicone foams as well as customised dosing equipment and automation concepts with high technical and engineering expertise and a complete range of services.

The company employs around 280 people worldwide and has subsidiaries in five countries: Germany (headquarters in Cologne), Austria, Italy, US and China.

“Targeted investments in complementary leading technologies are an integral part of our global strategy. With this acquisition, we will reinforce the position of our adhesive technologies business as a global market and technology leader,” said Hans Van Bylen, CEO, Henkel.

“The innovative systems from Sonderhoff with their strong technical expertise and their customised solutions and services perfectly complement our existing portfolio in an attractive market with substantial growth opportunities,” said Jan-Dirk Auris, executive VP adhesive technologies, Henkel.

“Sonderhoff’s engineering capabilities and their highly precise dosing equipment will enable us to offer our customers a comprehensive system solution benefiting even more from automation and digitalization in manufacturing,” added Auris.

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