09-Dec-2015 Warsaw / Poland
Henkel celebrates 25 years of business in Poland
Henkel was one of the foreign companies that ventured into Poland soon after the country had embarked on its profound political and economic transformation. Having found itself well placed in the new reality, Henkel started to market new, previously unavailable, branded products, raising the quality of life for people in Poland. The company generated almost 400 million euros in sales in Poland last year.
The history of Henkel’s business in Poland dates back to 1990, when the company started selling construction adhesives. A year later it opened its first factory, in Stąporków. In 1991, Henkel acquired a detergent factory in Racibórz and started producing washing powders. In the same year, it entered the Polish cosmetics market, via Henkel Cosmetics company. Since 1993, when Henkel Metal Chemicals was established, the company has also been active on the market of industrial adhesive technologies.
Today, Henkel has 950 employees and six production centres in the country and holds leading positions in the Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care segments in Poland. Additionally, Henkel opened its Ceresit International Innovation Center for Construction Chemicals in Poland in order to develop and test new product formulas for customers in Europe and the Middle East.
“With our international know-how and innovative business approach, backed by the passion and dedication of our employees, we have carved out a solid presence in the economic landscape of present-day Poland. Thanks to our widely recognised and appreciated brands, such as Persil, Taft, Ceresit and Loctite, we have become a leading player on the Polish market, and our products are used by millions of Poles every day,” Henkel Poland chief Janusz Gołębiowski said.