Research and Development
Our research activities are conducted within a worldwide scientific network covering the fields of biology, chemistry and engineering. Here we develop innovative technologies for our products. The results provide new possibilities for portfolio expansion.
The number of employees working in research and development at the Company’s sites around the world in 2012 was on average 2,657, the majority being deployed in Germany and the USA.
We hold more than 7,700 patents to protect our technologies around the world. Close to 4,800 patents are currently pending. We have registered some 1,700 design patents to protect our designs.
Expenditure on research and development at Henkel