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Henkel was founded in 1876. People around the world trust Henkel’s innovations, brands and technologies. In the fiscal year 2016, the company reported sales of approx. 18.7 billion euros and an operating profit of 3.2 billion euros (adjusted for one-time gains/charges and restructuring charges). The DAX-30 company has its headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany. Henkel employs more than 50,000 people worldwide, more than 80 percent of whom work outside of Germany. Henkel is thus one of the most international German companies.
Henkel North America has approx. 8,200 employees in 58 sites with a mix of manufacturing and office facilities and is the name behind many of the branded products that you use regularly, like Dial soaps, Persil, Purex and all laundry detergents, Right Guard deodorants, göt2b hair styling products and Loctite adhesives. In North America, we operate within all of Henkel’s three strategic business areas: Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care.
The Adhesive Technologies business unit is the world market leader in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings for consumers, craftsmen and industrial applications. Henkel offers a multitude of applications to satisfy the needs of different target groups: consumers, craftsmen, and industrial businesses. In 2016, the business unit generated sales of 8,961 million euros, 48 percent of total company sales.
Products from the Beauty Care business unit are available worldwide. Beauty Care stands for brand-name products in the fields of hair colorants, hair styling, hair care, toiletries, skin care, and oral hygiene. Beauty Care is one of the world’s leading suppliers of hair-salon products. In 2016, the business unit generated sales of 3,838 million euros, 20 percent of total company sales.
Laundry & Home Care has always played an important role for Henkel: The company’s success story started with a product from this business unit. The Laundry Care business includes heavy-duty and specialty detergents, fabric softeners, laundry- performance enhancers, and other fabric-care products. The Home Care portfolio includes hand- and automatic-dishwashing products, cleaners for bathroom and WC applications, and household, glass and specialty cleaners. Air fresheners and insect control products for household application are offered in select regions. In 2016, the Laundry & Home Care business unit generated sales of 5,795 million euros, 31 percent of total company sales.
"Creating sustainable value” is our purpose that unites all of us at Henkel. We want to create value – for our customers and consumers, for our teams and our people, for our shareholders as well as for the wider society and communities in which we operate.
Our corporate culture and our purpose, vision, mission and values unite our diverse workforce and provide a clear framework and guidance. Globally binding behavioral rules are specified in a series of codes. They provide guidance for the behavior and actions of our employees in all our business areas around the world.
Our purpose: Creating sustainable value
Our vision: Leading with our innovations, brands and technologies
Our mission: We want to serve our customers and consumers worldwide as the most trusted partner with leading positions in all relevant markets and categories – as a passionate team united by shared values.
Our values: Customers and consumers, people, financial performance, sustainability, family business
We shape our future guided by a clear, long-term strategy based on our purpose, our vision, our mission and values.
We want to generate sustainable profitable growth through to 2020 and beyond. To achieve this, we want to become more customer-focused, more innovative, agile and digital. In addition, we aim to promote sustainability in all our business activities, reinforcing our leading position in the future.
Within “Henkel 2020+”, we defined four strategic priorities: