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Jun 12, 2015  Pune / India

Groundbreaking ceremony for India’s largest adhesives plant

Henkel builds new adhesives factory in India

Yesterday, Henkel held a groundbreaking ceremony with 200 guests to commemorate the construction start of its 20,000 square meters adhesives factory in Kurkumbh, near Pune. The new plant will be India’s largest adhesives plant and is expected to start production by early 2017.

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Paul Kirsch (middle), Corporate Senior Vice President, Supply and Operations, Henkel Adhesive Technologies, and President Henkel Group India, Jeremy Hunter (right), welcomed Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis (left), and other dignitaries from the Maharashtra government to the groundbreaking ceremony.

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Paul Kirsch (right), Jeremy Hunter (left), and Surendra Mehra (second from left), Project Head Kurkumbh Plant, symbolically laid the foundation with dignitaries from the Maharashtra government.

The construction of the new adhesives factory is part of Henkel’s global strategy to expand its capacities and grow business in the emerging markets. Currently, Henkel generates 44 percent of its total sales in the emerging markets. With the new site, Henkel will reinforce its position as the leading solution provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings.

The multi-technology plant will allow Henkel to work closely with its customers in developing solutions. It will serve various customers in the automotive and metal industry, and in other industrial sectors. In the future, about 500 people will be employed at the plant.