Sep 7, 2017  Stamford, CT

Strengthening Henkel’s consumer businesses

Inauguration Day: Henkel dedicates North American Consumer Goods headquarters in Stamford

On Thursday, September 7, 2017, Henkel celebrated the official inauguration of its new North American Consumer Goods headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. The move to this new location is another important step in the successful integration of The Sun Products Corporation, which Henkel acquired in 2016. This acquisition elevated Henkel to a strong number two position in the North American laundry market.

“This is a very special day for Henkel; it is more than just the inauguration of a new office, it is a true milestone for Henkel,” said Henkel CEO Hans Van Bylen at the official inauguration ceremony.

“Our new office reflects our company’s culture,” said Jens-Martin Schwaerzler, President, Henkel Consumer Goods and General Manager Laundry & Home Care North America. “It is a dynamic and flexible place for our employees to work and collaborate with each other, featuring state-of- the-art technology and design.” With more than 155,000 square feet, the new Consumer Goods headquarters is home to Henkel’s Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses. The newly- renovated space also houses administrative functions. Later in the year, a new research and development facility and Customer Experience Center for Beauty Care will be opened at this location. In total, Henkel expects more than 500 employees will work in Stamford by 2018.

Connecticut’s Governor, Dannel Malloy, also attended the inauguration event. "When an international company of Henkel's stature decides to relocate to our state, expand its operations, and create hundreds of new jobs, it sends a message to the rest of the world that Connecticut is serious about working with companies to grow, generate capital investment, and strengthen our economy for the residents of our state," Governor Malloy said. "Henkel is a valued member of the business community - we are proud of their decision to relocate and expand in Connecticut and we welcome them to our state."

Mayor David R. Martin, of Stamford, was present at the event as well. “We are thrilled to have Henkel’s North American Consumer Goods headquarters join Stamford’s corporate community,” Mayor Martin said. “I am so proud of our city and am happy to roll out the welcome mat to Henkel and their employees. We are optimistic about the new job growth for Stamford residents, keeping Stamford’s unemployment rate lower than the state and national averages. Stamford has always been a leading location for consumer goods, and I believe this will be another good partnership. I look forward to working with Henkel as a corporate citizen for years to come.”

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At the inauguration (from left): David R. Martin, Mayor of Stamford, CT; Connecticut’s Governor Dannel Malloy; Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah, Chairwoman of Henkel’s Supervisory Board and the Shareholder’s Committee; and Henkel CEO Hans Van Bylen.

Henkel CEO Hans van Bylen waves at the crowd during Henkel’s Inauguration event on September 7, 2017.