25-Jun-2015 Düsseldorf / Germany
Henkel in the UK and Ireland: decades of success
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are in Germany this week, on the invitation of German President Joachim Gauck. During their stay, they will attend a state banquet, go to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and have a private meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel. The Queen first visited Germany in 1965, and this is now her seventh visit. In the 1970s, when Henkel started to do business in the country of the Beatles, Marmite, and double-decker buses, the Queen had been reigning for almost two decades, following her coronation in 1953.
Henkel UK & Ireland employs more than 1,000 people (over 600 in the UK and over 400 in Ireland) and generated sales of about 335 million euros last year (2014 total sales: 16.4 billion euros). The company has nine sites in the region, including its headquarters in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, an R&D center for industrial adhesives in Slough, Berkshire, a Schwarzkopf Hair Academy in the central London area of Marylebone and a Homecare manufacturing site in Cork, Ireland.
Henkel operates within the company’s three strategic business areas in UK and Ireland. The company’s Laundry & Home Care brands in the region include Dylon and Punch, while Right Guard and got2b are among the biggest Beauty Care brands and the Adhesive Technologies brands include Loctite, and Bonderite.