Founded in 1876, Henkel occupies a leading position in both the consumer and industrial sectors with its world-renowned brands Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel is present on the global market with its leading brands and technologies in three business segments: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies.
Headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, Henkel has more than 47,000 employees worldwide and is one of the most internationally oriented German companies on the global market.
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Henkel operates in three strategic business sectors:
Laundry & Home Care (detergents and cleaners)
Washing and cleaning products have always played an important role at Henkel. The company’s success story began with a product from this business sector.
The business sector is globally active in the field of detergents and cleaners. The segment includes not only high-performance and special detergents, but also softeners, agents which improve washing performance and laundry care. Our product portfolio in this segment also includes products for hand and machine dishwashing, bathroom and toilet cleaners, as well as glass cleaners and other special cleaners for the household. We are also present on the market with our products for freshening rooms and insecticides for home use.
Henkel’s Beauty Care division holds leading market positions worldwide and its products from well-known brands continue to grow.
The Beauty Care business sector is active in the business area of hair, body, skin and oral care products as well as in professional hairdressing salons.
Our Beauty Care products are available worldwide. Today, we have a leading market position in almost all international segments. Schwarzkopf & Henkel combines brand products in the areas of hair color, hair care and styling, body care, oral hygiene and fragrance. Schwarzkopf Professional is one of the four leading suppliers of professional hair care and styling products intended exclusively for use in hairdressing salons.
Henkel is a leading company in the field of adhesives, sealants and functional coatings for consumers, craftsmen and industrial applications.
Building on our long tradition, we have a well-balanced range of international, regional and local brands. Henkel offers a multitude of applications to meet the needs of different target groups (broad consumption, craftsmen and industry).
It all started on the 22nd of June 1923, when the first shipment of adhesives left the Henkel factory in Düsseldorf. This historic milestone marked the birth of a new business program where Henkel is today the global market leader.
The Adhesive Technology business area offers globally tailored solutions for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings in two business areas: industrial users and consumers, tradesmen, builders. In terms of packaging and adhesives for consumer goods, we cooperate with large international partners and together with them we develop innovative solutions for the production of packaging for the food industry and other consumer goods. In the transport and metal industry, we create advanced technological solutions and specific technical services for the automotive, aviation and metal processing industries. At general industry, we offer an extensive product portfolio for the manufacturing and maintenance of durable products. Our electronics segment provides customers in the electronics industry with a wide range of innovative and high-performance adhesives for the production of microchips and electronic components.
Home, school & office
For more than 75 years, the Henkel name has been synonymous with innovation, leading quality and the highest level of expertise in the production of household, school and office adhesives. Henkel’s leading brands can be found all over the world, are recognizable and trusted by people. All our products and brands are guided by the same thread: Henkel makes life easier and better with its brands.
Loctite is the world’s leading brand for solving all kinds of instant adhesive needs.
Pattex adhesives have been used for decades in carpentry workshops for combined gluing of wood with various other types of materials.
Pritt offers products for home, school and office use. Glues, tapes, KidsArt, correctors and fastening products are only a part of the Pritt assortment.
Ceresit STOP moisture protects homes from excess moisture in the room.
“Henkel – Excellence is our passion” is a commitment that unites all of us who work at Henkel.
Our claim expresses our ambition: to strive for the best in everything we do. This applies not only to the products and technology we develop for our consumers but also to our internal processes. The goal of taking leading positions in a highly competitive environment is shared by everyone at Henkel, regardless of the business unit, function or country in which we work. And our employees will invest their passion, pride and enthusiasm in realizing this goal. To convey this attitude to our internal and external public is the task of our claim.
Our corporate culture and our vision, mission and values unite our diverse workforce and ensure the standards of our business. Globally binding rules of conduct are set out in a series of codes. They provide guidelines for the behavior and performance of employees in all business areas and cultures in which we do business.
Vision & Values
Our vision and our values guide the choices and decisions our employees make every day. A shared vision and actively promoted values create a sense of unity and offer us guidance in our daily work. Around the world, napa’s vision and values serve as a bond that allows us to exploit the full potential of our internationality and diversity.
Henkel’s commitment to sustainable development is deeply rooted in our values. Maintaining a balance between economic success, environmental protection and social responsibility has been the basis of our corporate culture for decades. This approach spans all business units and functions, and 47,000 of our employees worldwide have adopted the principles of sustainable development in their daily work and think and work accordingly.
Commitment to leadership in sustainable development is one of the most important corporate values. As a leading company in the field of sustainable development, we want to contribute pioneering solutions to further strengthen this field. In doing so, we will continue to strive for responsible business operations and improvement of business success. This ambition permeates all our activities in the entire value chain and is the basis for the development of the sustainable development strategy until 2030. We want to achieve more with less and triple efficiency over the next twenty years. Due to the ever-increasing demands for natural resources and raw materials on our planet, we must strive for continuous improvement. In further development, we will focus on even more intense involvement of employees in various activities to achieve sustainable development, we will strengthen cooperation with our partners in the value chain, improve judgment, management processes and communication tools.