News Archive: 2006

12/22/2006
100 Years of Persil 

An overview of the history of Germany’s No. 1 laundry detergent

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12/18/2006
Henkel as Co-sponsor of the Rubson Raid Turquoise 

Henkel as Co-sponsor of the Rubson Raid Turquoise

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12/18/2006
Kasper Rorsted to succeed Ulrich Lehner in 2008 

Change in the Management Board in April 2008 as planned

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12/08/2006
Henkel as Co-sponsor of the Rubson Raid Turquoise 

The countdown is almost complete: tomorrow - Saturday - the Rubson Raid Turquoise starts off the coast of Thailand. Twenty international teams will line up for this year's speedboat race, also referred to as the "Dakar Rally of the Sea".

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11/30/2006
Next generation of solar roofs 

Henkel enables the implementation of a solar roof off the roll

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11/17/2006
Calling all Innovators 

Henkel announces the kick-off for the "Henkel Innovation Trophy".

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11/08/2006
Henkel reports strong third quarter 

Sales increased by 3.8 percent to 3,260 million euros / Strong organic sales growth of 5.6 percent / Operating profit (EBIT) increased by 7.0 percent to 321 million euros / Net earnings for the quarter up 9.0 percent to 217 million euros

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08/31/2006
Collaboration Agreement: Henkel and EUCODIS 

EUCODIS GmbH and Henkel KGaA announced today that they have signed a collaboration agreement.

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07/31/2006
Fantastic atmosphere at the Henkel Beach Volleyball Grand Slam in Paris 

The Henkel Beach Volleyball Grand Slam, one of three major sporting events held in Paris (the others are the French Open and the Tour de France) has just ended. The matches were played over six days and attracted more than 150,000 visitors. For the first time, Henkel was the title sponsor. On August 1 the digging and setting will continue in Klagenfurt, Austria. Henkel is sponsoring this Grand Slam, too.

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07/28/2006
Henkel Innovation Supports Development of Race Car 

With its numerous fast curves and overtaking opportunities, the Hockenheim circuit makes for a Grand Prix race as unpredictable as they come in Formula One racing. Behind the scenes, Henkel's products and technologies are helping Team McLaren Mercedes bring ever greater predictability and performance to a motorsport driven by constant change.

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07/27/2006
Two strong partners for Henkel's Laundry & Home Care brands  

From the end of this year, Henkel will be cooperating primarily with just two creative agencies
worldwide in relation to the brands of its Laundry & Home Care business sector. By
extensively concentrating on DDB and TBWA, Henkel intends to reduce complexity and enable
accelerated implementation for enhanced efficiencies in the creative process.

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07/20/2006
Beach volleyball tournaments in Paris and Klagenfurt 

After its successful premiere last year, Henkel is again sponsoring two beach volleyball Grand Slam tournaments in 2006. Moreover, the manufacturer of brand-name products is stepping up its commitment and is the title sponsor of the Henkel Beach Volleyball Grand Slam tournament in Paris (July 25 to 30, 2006). Just a few days later the Company will be present at Klagenfurt for the second time, where the next tournament will be held from August 1 to 6.

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05/24/2006
Henkel Innovation Hits the Streets in F1 Road Race  

With its unforgiving twists and turns, the Monaco Grand Prix street course subjects Formula One race cars to stresses and strains far more extreme than even the best-built roadster could take. But the Team McLaren Mercedes MP4-21 is constructed to perform and endure using nearly 200 applications of products and technologies from Henkel, the market leading provider of the adhesives, sealants and surface treatments used in manufacturing today's road cars.

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05/03/2006
Henkel reports successful start 

Sales increase of 11.4 percent to 3.048 billion euros / Strong organic growth of 5.9 percent / Operating profit (EBIT): + 11.7 percent to 295 million euros / Net earnings for the quarter up 10.1 percent to 185 million euros

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04/12/2006
Phenion to become center of competence for skin research 
After more than five years of successful research within the framework of a public-private partnership model between the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, six of its professors, and Henkel KGaA, Düsseldorf, Phenion GmbH & Co. KG is being expanded to become a leading center of competence for skin research. Phenion will be reinforced by members of Henkel's Skin Research department and will move to the Life Science Center situated at the Merowingerplatz in Düsseldorf.
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04/10/2006
Annual General Meeting of Henkel KGaA 

Today's Annual General Meeting of Henkel KGaA in Düsseldorf provided around 2000 shareholders with an overview of Henkel's performance in fiscal 2005.

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03/31/2006
Henkel acquires consumer adhesives company in Brazil 

Henkel has acquired Alba Adesivos, a consumer adhesives company based in Brazil, from Hexion Specialty Chemicals.

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03/28/2006
Henkel to sell business with sealants for insulating glass 

Henkel signed an agreement to sell its business with sealants for the manufacture of insulating glass to the American company H.B. Fuller.

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03/16/2006
Henkel is a top sustainability performer 

Henkel has been chosen by a jury composed of analysts and fund managers to receive the "Sustainability Congress Award 2006" of the Verein zur Förderung des Sustainability Gedankens e.V., an association dedicated to the promotion of the sustainability ethos. This distinction is conferred upon companies whose entrepreneurial activities are characterized throughout by especially sustainable practices. The award was presented to Henkel on March 15, 2006, during the 2nd Sustainability Congress in Bonn.

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03/15/2006
Henkel has BEE investor group participate in its South African business 

Henkel has sold shares in its South African business to BEE (Black Economic Empowerment) investor Vuya Investments (Pty) Ltd. Through this action, Henkel is showing support for an official government program - in place since 2004 - geared toward enabling the black population of South Africa to participate more fully in their country's economic activity.

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03/09/2006
Henkel Continues to Play Key Role for Team McLaren Mercedes 

At the Bahrain Grand Prix, Team McLaren Mercedes unleashes its redesigned racing machine: the MP4-21. The team has revamped the next evolution of last year's fastest Formula One car with a new Mercedes-Benz V8 engine and completely redesigned 90 percent of the car's components - relying on Henkel products and technologies for the perfect blend of design flexibility, structural stability and aerodynamic efficiency.

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03/07/2006
Henkel to sell business with rubber-to-metal bonding products 

Henkel signed an agreement to sell its rubber-to-metal bonding chemicals business to US American Lord Corporation.

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03/02/2006
Henkel completes transaction for sale of Dial's Foods business  

The Dial Corporation, a company of the Henkel Group, completed the transaction to sell its Armour Foods business for 183 million US-Dollars to Pinnacle Foods. In fiscal 2005, sales of this business were about 230 million US-Dollars.

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02/21/2006
Henkel builds on success 

The Henkel Group generated sales and profits in fiscal 2005 markedly above the levels of the previous year. Sales rose by 13.0 percent and operating profit (EBIT) by 16.7 percent. All the Group's business sectors and regions contributed to this positive development. The proposal to the Annual General Meeting will be for an increase in dividends of 6 eurocents per share.

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02/20/2006
Henkel and Team McLaren Mercedes continue team work 

Henkel and Team McLaren Mercedes have signed a new multi-year sponsorship deal. Henkel thereby extends its partnership that began in 1995 through the Loctite brand. From this year the Henkel logo will be more visible on the rear wing of the MP4-21 race cars.

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02/20/2006
Henkel to acquire leading deodorant brands in the USA 

The Dial Corporation, a company of the Henkel Group, signed an agreement to acquire several well-known and successful body care brands from Procter & Gamble. Sales in 2005 of these brands amounted to about 275 million US dollars.

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02/15/2006
Henkel rewards for Olympic medals 

Düsseldorf/Turin - The Olympic Winter Games in Torino are dominating the world of sports these days. During the exciting athletic competitions for gold, silver and bronze, Henkel is there, too. Henkel Balti, a subsidiary of Henkel Central Eastern Europe (CEE), is one of the main sponsors of the Estonian biathlon team. Athletes from Estonia who place among the first ten receive special bonuses. If they win a medal, the bonus is increased correspondingly.

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02/15/2006
Henkel Strengthens Bonds in North America's Premier Motor Sport 

Continuing its sponsorship of the world's premier sports events, Henkel announced that Henkel of America, Inc. has extended its engagement in NASCAR stock car racing. In sponsoring North America's most popular racing sport, Henkel aims to create higher visibility for itself and its consumer products.

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02/10/2006
Fritz Henkel Award for Innovation 2005 

To win the Fritz Henkel Award for Innovation a product idea must have two essential attributes: a convincingly innovative character and successful market performance.

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02/07/2006
Main sponsor of the Beach Volleyball Grand Slam in Paris 

The most important international beach volleyball tournament in France has been given a new name: "Henkel Beach-Volleyball Grand Slam 2006". Compared to last year, the global manufacturer of brand name products has taken a giant leap forward. At that time, Henkel broke new ground with its very successful, first-time beach volleyball sponsorship. Now, Henkel is expanding its involvement in beach volleyball competition by becoming the title sponsor of this event. From July 25 - 30, 2006, these world-class matches will take place directly on the "Champ de Mars", a large public green space directly adjacent to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. In addition to the title sponsorship in Paris, Henkel will continue to sponsor the Beach Volleyball Grand Slam tournament in Klagenfurt, Austria, demonstrating Henkel's solid commitment to this Olympic sport.

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02/02/2006
Henkel delivers strong 2005 

The Henkel Group's results for fiscal 2005 substantially exceeded the previous year's, with sales up 13.0 percent and comparable operating profit (EBIT) increasing 16.7 percent. Henkel's free cash flow also significantly improved to 684 million euros. The group financial statements have already been audited.

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01/31/2006
Hunting for the bestsellers of the future 

At this very moment, many scientists are working all around the world on 1500 future-oriented projects for Henkel, with objectives ranging from the improvement of existing branded products to the realization of complex new developments. Worldwide, more than 7000 patents and about 2000 registered designs protect the results of Henkel's R&D work. Even now, innovations are already safeguarding Henkel's technology leadership.

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01/26/2006
Henkel drafts in two global players 

From 2006, Henkel will be joining forces with two media agencies. By concentrating on OMD and Mediaedge:cia, the company will be able both to benefit from synergy effects and increase the cost-efficiency of its media budget.

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01/26/2006
Henkel at European Handball Championship 

Düsseldorf/Lucerne - After its successful debut at the World Handball Championship in Tunis, the Henkel Group will now be present at the 7th Men's European Handball Championship, in Switzerland. The top European teams will compete against each other from January 26 to February 5, 2006. While the 16 participating countries battle for the title, the Henkel brand will be impossible to overlook, as the slogans "Henkel - A Brand like a Friend" and "Quality from Henkel" will be an integral part of the event.

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01/26/2006
Release of 2005 key financials 

Düsseldorf - Henkel will release the Group's 2005 key financials on
February 2, 2006, 7:30 a.m.

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01/20/2006
boot 2006: Henkel high-tech for extreme challenges 

Speedboat races at sea are many things: A challenge for technical innovations, a test of the strength of men and materials, and last but not least, a test of courage. Henkel sponsored the ocean adventure, the Rubson Raid Turquoise, along the Brazilian coast. One of the participating teams, from the Netherlands, will report on the experience at boot 2006. The crew will be present on the Yamaha stand in Hall 10 on Saturday, January 21.

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01/19/2006
Henkel brings top race to Düsseldorf 

Henkel's German Oaks, a top-category international flat race, will be held in Düsseldorf for the first time on June 4, 2006. The highlight of the "Internationaler Henkel-Renntag der Diana," it reinforces Henkel's involvement in flat racing and makes the "Henkel-Renntag" the leading German race meeting, alongside the German Derby in Hamburg.

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01/11/2006
31,220-euro donation for establishment of Marine Vocational Training Centre in Southeast India 

Düsseldorf ice hockey donation to build and equip Marine Vocational Training Centre in Ranganathapuram, India / Additional Henkel donation to purchase the site / Foundation stone blessed by Archbishop Anandarayar / Construction of the Marine Vocational Training Centre starts in spring of 2006

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01/04/2006
Henkel Smile - think global, help local 

"Have you ever wondered why it is so good to see a smiling face?" asks Management Board member Kasper Rorsted in his editorial. He goes on to provide the answer himself: "We were born to smile, and smiling constitutes an important means of communication. It strengthens our emotional ties. And the Henkel Smile is a truly open and sincere symbol of the joy that we hope to spread through our various forms of involvement in society."

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