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Henkel Adhesives to Build Production Facility for Aerospace in Montornès, Spain

Published on 2017-04-04. Author : SpecialChem

Düsseldorf -- The Adhesive Technologies business unit has started the construction of a new production facility for aerospace applications at the Henkel site in Montornèsdel Vallès (Montornès), Spain. The new line will serve the growing demand for high impact solutions supporting key trends in the global aerospace industry such as light weighting and automation. The facility will include new buildings and equipment for additional production and warehouse capacities. The first customer deliveries are projected for 2019.


The site at Montornès del Valles will become Henkel´s European hub for the aerospace industry

Supports Key Trends


Henkel Adhesive Technologies is leading with high-impact solutions worldwide. For more than 40 years, the business unit has been developing and supplying engineering materials and products, such as structural adhesives and surface treatment technologies, for global aircraft manufacturers and tier one suppliers in the industry. Through close customer collaboration and involvement as early as the design phase, Henkel offers added value across the entire value chain. This ranges from material development and qualification all the way through the assembly and manufacturing processes at the customers’ sites.

A Fast Growing Market


Jan-Dirk Auris, Executive Vice President Henkel Adhesive Technologies, explained:
“The global demand for passenger aircraft is expected to double by 2034, making this a very attractive growth market for us. Aircraft manufacturers and their suppliers are ramping up capacities to support this significant increase in the build rate. Our investment in Montornès will provide additional production capabilities in order to further support global growth in the aerospace market. We believe that our high impact materials and our expertise are essential for our customers to effectively increase efficiency and to respond to the key market trends.”

Montornès – Know-how and customer proximity


Henkel Adhesive Technologies is well-established within the Montornès site, which includes a production facility that caters to the automotive industry. In addition to excellent logistical connections, the company will also be able to build on the broad local expertise in production, technology and validation with adhesive solutions for demanding industries. Additionally, Montornès’ proximity to several sites belonging to global key customer Airbus makes it the ideal location for Henkel’s European hub for the aerospace industry.

Due to the increasing global demand for modern aircraft, manufacturers are working intensively on using automation to accelerate their production processes. With the new plant in Montornès, Henkel Adhesive Technologies will further support the process and cost efficiency of its customers by leveraging its broad experience with the automotive industry and its innovation capabilities for high-quality products.

About Henkel

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 18.7 billion euros, adjusted operating profit of 3.2 billion euros. Its three top brands, Persil (detergent), Schwarzkopf (hair care) and Loctite (adhesive) generated more than 6 billion euros in combined sales. Henkel employs more than 50,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company cultures, 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.

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Source: Henkel
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