News 2012

Highly flexible anaerobic Loctite 5188 – application fuel pump cover seal on a Sigma engine
Ford extols the virtues of Loctite liquid gasketing 

The Ford one litre Fox engine has received instant acclaim and will soon be manufactured across the globe. Designed at Ford’s Dagenham Diesel Centre (DDC), it has the highest output per displacement of any high volume production engine on the market with a power output of 124 hp. This radical and revolutionary engine will be standard in the Ford Focus and many other future models and includes many technological improvements including the use of Loctite 5900 room temperature vulcanising (RTV) silicone for sealing the highly stressed joints.

Dr. Declan Kennedy, Senior Lecturer in Science Education in the Department of Education, UCC lights up an experiment at the Henkel Chemistry Magic Show at UCC
Making Science Fun! 

From recycling to forensics and magic, Henkel brought fun to National Science Week celebrations in Ireland. This year, Henkel organized interactive science activities for schools, teachers and the general public through workshops in Rubbish Science and Forensic Science.

Henkel presents growth strategy and financial targets for 2016 
  • Strong potential for accelerated growth and increased profitability in all three business sectors
  • Financial targets 2016*:
    • 20 bn euros sales
    • 10 bn euros sales in emerging markets
    • 10 % EPS growth (CAGR)** 
  • Strengthen competitiveness: Focus on brands, innovations, customers
  • Expand in emerging markets, leverage strong positions in mature markets
  • Increase investments: capex to rise by over 40 % to total 2 bn euros 
  • Ongoing adaptation and simplification of processes and structures
  • Strengthen global team: Leadership, Talents & Performance, Diversity
Quarterly Report Q3/2012 (Cover)
Henkel fully committed to achieving 2012 targets 
  • Sales rise 6.6 percent to 4,294 million euros (organic: + 2.5%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: + 16.7 percent to 631 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: + 1.3 percentage points to 14.7 percent
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): + 16.5 percent to 0.99 euros
  • Sales share of emerging markets increased to 44 percent
  • Free cash flow up more than 50 percent, net debt substantially reduced
  • 2012 targets reconfirmed
Eticol product range offers outstanding and sustainable performance 

Henkel will unveil its new Eticol borax- and zinc-free casein-based labeling adhesives at this year’s Brau Beviale in Nuremberg from November 13 to 15. The innovation is characterized by outstanding bonding power and, with a modified formulation, contributes to improved sustainability performance at bottling plants.

From body production to maintenance and repair
High-performance adhesives for automotive applications 

The technologies available from Henkel, world market leader in adhesives, sealants and surface treatment, can be found in virtually every development stage involving motor vehicles. The company’s products are used to prepare bodies for painting as well as being successfully employed in maintenance and repair. Increasingly, high-performance adhesives are being used in the automotive industry to join disparate parts. Adhesive bonding renders the vehicles lighter, quieter, more durable and safer.


Howdens kitchen Tewkesbury Light Oak
Howdens uses Henkel hotmelts to make kitchens that last 

Over a dozen different adhesives made by Henkel ensure that the products manufactured by the UK’s largest kitchen company are not only perfectly bonded but also look good.

New Starbucks EarthSleeve
New Starbucks EarthSleeve™ saves nearly 100,000 trees 

Starbucks Coffee Company, LBP Manufacturing from Chicago and Henkel announced the availability of EarthSleeve™, a new hot-cup sleeve that combines performance with environmental sensibility. The EarthSleeve™ is currently being introduced into Starbucks locations across the United States and Canada and is being evaluated for global usage. The proprietary technology enables a reduction in overall material usage while at the same time increasing the post-consumer content. These adjustments correlate to a savings of nearly 100,000 trees.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Henkel again takes top spot in sustainability ranking 

For the sixth consecutive year, Henkel has been listed as sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe (DJSI Europe). Henkel again took first place in the Nondurable Household Products category and remains the only company in its sector to feature in both the DJSI World and the DJSI Europe. The Indexes list corporations that follow the principles of sustainable development in their business operations.

The ESSENTIAL LOOKS 2.2012 World Tour in Barcelona 

ESSENTIAL LOOKS by Schwarzkopf Professional


Quarterly Report Q2/2012 (Cover)
Henkel reports strong increase in sales and earnings 
  • Sales rise 6.4 percent to 4,206 million euros (organic: + 4.0%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: + 18.6 percent to 609 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: + 1.5 percentage points to 14.5 percent
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): + 22.8 percent to 0.97 euros
  • Emerging markets again primary success drivers (organic sales: + 8.1%)
  • Targets for 2012 confirmed; EPS growth outlook raised from at least 10 percent to around 15 percent
Carsten Knobel takes over as new CFO 

CFO succession at Henkel Management Board effective July 1, 2012


Quarterly Report Q1/2012 (Cover)
Henkel records solid sales growth and boosts profitability in first quarter 
  • Sales rise 4.8 percent to 4,008 million euros (organic: +4.7%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: up 16.6 percent to 551 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: up 1.3 percentage points to 13.7%
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): up 19.2% to 0.87 euros
  • Emerging markets again show above-average growth (+8.7%)
  • Improved gross margin despite raw material price increases
The awards ceremony near London (from the left): Aziz Mabrouki (Henkel), Graham Chipchase (Rexam Chief Executive), Mark Sowerby (Henkel).
Henkel awarded “Supplier of the Year” at Rexam 

World’s largest beverage can producer confers multiple awards on Henkel


New Loctite instant adhesives built to take the heat 

Improved formulation enables use of instant adhesives for service temperatures up to 120 °C

Annual Report 2011 (Cover)
Henkel delivers sales and earnings at record levels 
  • Sales increase of 3.4% to 15,605 million euros (organic: +5.9%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: plus 9.0% to 2,029 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: plus 0.7 percentage points to 13.0%
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): plus 11.3% to 3.14 euros
  • Double-digit increase in emerging markets (organic: +10.8%)
  • Higher dividend proposed: plus 11.1% to 0.80 euros per preferred share
  • 2012 financial targets reconfirmed
Sustainability Report 2011 (Cover)
New sustainability strategy for 2030 

For more than two decades, Henkel has been publishing a dedicated Sustainability Report alongside its Annual Report. In the 21st issue, which is being published today, the company is presenting its new Sustainability Strategy 2030. At the core of this is the goal of achieving more with less and tripling its efficiency. The new sustainability strategy applies to all business sectors and the entire value chain.

Henkel extends Board Member contracts 

• Contract of CEO Kasper Rorsted extended by five years
• Contract of Hans Van Bylen as Executive Vice President Cosmetics/Toiletries also extended by five years

Henkel advances sustainable cultivation of palm oil 

Certificates for sustainable palm kernel oil for laundry and home care products