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About Henkel


Henkel is the name behind some of America’s favorite brands. From Dial® soaps to Purex® laundry detergents, Right Guard® antiperspirants, göt2b® hair styling products, and Loctite® adhesives, Henkel brands are part of your daily life.

Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas:


  • Laundry & Home Care
  • Beauty Care
  • Adhesive Technologies

Founded in 1876, Henkel is a global leader in the consumer and industrial businesses with brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, Henkel employs about 47,000 people worldwide and the company’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.


In North America, Henkel has about 5,000 employees in 45 facilities across the U.S. and Canada. Henkel has grown rapidly in North America during the past decade and now generates about 18 percent of worldwide sales in this region.

Read more about our three business sectors:


Laundry & Home Care Beauty Care Adhesive Technologies

The Company’s success story started with a product from the Laundry & Home Care business sector.

Henkel's beauty care division is one of the largest of its kind in the world and its brand-name products business is continuously expanding.

Henkel is the world market leader in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings for consumers, craftsmen and industrial applications.


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