Henkel was founded in 1876. In fiscal 2012, the company generated sales of 16,510 million euros and operating profit of 2,335 million euros (adjusted for one-time gains/charges and restructuring charges). People around the world trust in Henkel’s brands and technologies. The Dax-30 company is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Henkel employs around 47,000 people worldwide, more than 80 percent of which work outside of Germany. Henkel is thus one of the most internationally aligned German companies.
Three Business Sectors
Henkel is organized into three globally operating business sectors.
Laundry & Home Care has always played an important role for Henkel: The company’s success story started with a product from this business sector. Henkel operates in the laundry care and household cleaner segments. The laundry products comprise heavy-duty detergents and special detergents. In fiscal 2012, the Laundry & Home Care business sector generated sales of 4,556 million euros, which equals 28 % of total company sales.
Products from the Beauty Care business sector are available worldwide. Schwarzkopf & Henkel stands for brand-name products in the fields of hair colorants, hair styling hair care and form, toiletries, skin care and oral hygiene. Schwarzkopf Professional is one of the world’s leading suppliers of hair salon products. In fiscal 2012, the business sector generated sales of 3,542 million euros, which equals 21 % of total company sales.
The Adhesive Technologies business sector is the world market leader in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings for consumers, craftsmen and industrial applications. Henkel offers a multitude of applications to satisfy the needs of different target groups – consumers as well as craftsmen and industrial businesses. In fiscal 2012, the business sector generated sales of 8,256 million euros, which equals 50 % of total company sales.
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