07/01/2009, Düsseldorf


Information and facts about Henkel detergents and cleaner production

at the Holthausen site in Düsseldorf, Germany


  • Megaperls and tabs for all Henkel detergent brands are manufactured exclusively in Düsseldorf
  • Start of liquid production in December 2009
  • Increase in production volume (liquid detergent) scheduled for this year


  • Germany is the prime market for sales
  • Export to all adjacent EU countries (liquid and powder)


  • Powder detergents are packaged in carry packs, refill bags and folded boxes
  • Liquid cleaners are packaged in bottles, spray bottles and refill bags
  • Packaging is carried out locally. Tens of thousands of the different packagings are produced daily


  • Just under 800 employees are currently working in the production of powder and liquid detergents at the Holthausen site
  • The factory operates in three shifts, 24 hours a day
  •  Production is constantly monitored by DQS of Frankfurt am Main
  • Certification is in accordance with ISO standards 9001 and 14001


  • Over 60 percent of our products leave the plant by rail, which makes sense ecologically


  • Constant checks on the consumption of power, electricity, water and gas
  • Henkel is constantly optimising its production processes in terms of efficiency and sustainability


  • The production plant is truly Henkel’s cradle: It was built as Henkel’s first  construction in 1899. Production began in 1900.

For the first time Henkel offers users an opportunity to follow the media event on July 1 on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/henkel

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Head of Corporate Communications:
Ernst Primosch, Corporate Vice President