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Multi-tech Site by Henkel in Turkey

Published on 2016-11-16. Author : SpecialChem

Kocaeli Gebze / Turkey -- Henkel in Turkey has begun construction on its multi-technology manufacturing facility in Africa/Middle East. The state-of-the-art plant in Kocaeli Gebze will significantly increase the capacity in the country while contributing to the company’s sustainability goals.

Henkel Breaks Ground on Multi-tech Site in Turkey
Henkel Breaks Ground on Multi-tech Site in Turkey
Groundbreaking ceremony in Kocaeli Gebze (from the left): Zekeriya Özalp, Kocaeli Municipality Deputy; İsmail Akkoçoğlu, Henkel Turkey Adhesive Technologies Chairman; Hasan Basri Güzeloğlu, Kocaeli Governor; Hasan Alemdar, Henkel Turkey President and Mehmet Yılmaz, Henkel Turkey Adhesive Technologies Operations & Projects Director.

Five Technology Cluster Brands

The Adhesive Technologies site is designed to produce products from all five Technology Cluster Brands – Technomelt, Teroson, Loctite, Bonderite and Aquence – serving a broad range of market, from automotive and metal, packing and consumer goods, to electronics.

“We see a high growth potential in Turkey,” said Henkel Turkey President Hasan Alemdar during the groundbreaking ceremony in mid-November. “Furthermore, with our investment, we have highlighted that sustainability is an area where we take concrete actions as a part of our corporate values,” he said, commenting on the plant’s design, which meets the requirements under LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. In the first phase, renewable energy will be used to supply 30 percent of the plant’s needs. The plant design also calls for reuse of rain water and the utilization of solar energy.

Investing in Emerging Markets

This production site is in line with Henkel’s strategy to further expand its capabilities in emerging markets. In September 2013, Henkel opened its Dragon Plant near Shanghai, China, which is also the world’s largest adhesives facility. In June 2015, the company announced the building of a state-of-the-art, multi-technology manufacturing facility near Pune, India, which is expected to open in 2017.

About Henkel

Henkel is active worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business units: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions in both the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 50,000 people and reported sales of 18.1 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of 2.9 billion euros in fiscal 2015. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.

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