STAMFORD, Conn. & TRUMBULL, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Friday, January 26, 2018, Henkel held ribbon cutting ceremonies at two new research and development facilities in Trumbull and Stamford.
In Stamford, the 24,000 square foot facility employs about 40 people, and comprises a formulation lab, which develops Henkel Beauty Care products including Dial®, Right Guard®, Tone®, Schwarzkopf® and got2b®, as well as Research@Elm, a clinical testing lab.
“Our new location in Stamford allows for optimal access to key suppliers and customers, while giving our research and development team a state-of-the-art workspace to achieve their full potential in creating and testing top quality product formulations and packages,” said Martina Spinatsch, Vice President of Research and Development for Henkel’s Beauty Care division. “In addition, the proximity of our labs to our marketing teams encourages collaboration and enables us to ensure all of our Beauty Care brands benefit from our advanced technologies and scientific expertise.”
Stamford Mayor David Martin, who was present at the celebration, commented, “The City of Stamford is happy to have Henkel as one of its newest corporate citizens. This new R&D facility aligns with our continuing efforts to make Stamford more innovative, and solidify Stamford’s position as a hub for modern science and technology. In addition, the opening of Henkel’s new lab shows the company’s dedication to establishing long term roots in Stamford and its commitment to growth in Connecticut.”
Also attending the celebration were Connecticut Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, along with local State Representatives Caroline Simmons, District 144, and Terry Adams, District 146.
Trumbull’s state-of-the-art expanded facility spans 27,000 square feet and includes formulation laboratories, a consumer product and fragrance evaluation center, packaging design, and two pilot plants that support production scale up capabilities for the company’s Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care divisions.
“With the expansion of our research and development facilities in Trumbull, Henkel is demonstrating its commitment not only to the local community, but to continuing the growth its Laundry, Home Care and Beauty Care businesses,” said Dr. Charles Crawford, Head of R&D for Henkel’s Laundry & Home Care division in North America. “By broadening our scientific and technical capabilities, we are investing in our position as a leading provider of laundry, home care and beauty care products in North America, enabling our brands to launch innovative new products that delight consumers” he said. Consumer products developed by this division include Persil® ProClean®, all®, and Purex® laundry detergents, Snuggle® fabric conditioners, Renuzit® air care products, and more.
The company’s partnership with the town of Trumbull began in 2009 when The Sun Products Corporation, acquired by Henkel in 2016, established its research and development center at 30 Trefoil Drive. The company also donated a sustainably-sourced playground to the town of Trumbull in 2009 at the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center, and participates in various local charitable and civic events in town.
Henkel in North America
Henkel markets a wide range of well-known consumer and industrial brands in North America, including Dial® soaps, Persil®, Purex® and all® laundry detergents, Snuggle® fabric softeners, Schwarzkopf® hair care, Right Guard® antiperspirants, göt2b® hair styling, and Loctite® adhesives. Visit www.henkel-northamerica.com for more information.
Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2016, Henkel reported sales of around 19.7 billion US dollars and adjusted operating profit of around 3.4 billion US dollars. Combined sales of the respective top brands of the three business units – Loctite, Schwarzkopf and Persil – amounted around 6.3 billion US dollars. Henkel employs more than 50,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, please visit www.henkel.com.