01/25/2011, Rocky Hill, Conn.


Best Innovation Contributor 2010/ Best Supply Performance 2010


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Name Natalie Violi
  Corporate Communications, Laundry & Home Care, Beauty & Personal Care North America
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Henkel Laundry & Home Care presents awards to outstanding suppliers

 Henkel Laundry & Home Care awarded two prizes to outstanding suppliers at the 2011 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Annual Meeting and Industry Convention. The ACI, formerly the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), is holding its convention January 25 to 29, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. The "Best Innovation Contributor 2010" was awarded to The Dow Chemical Company for the best contribution of an external partner delivering outstanding consumer-relevant innovation. The "Best Supply Performance 2010" was awarded to two companies, Firmenich and Symrise, for their outstanding operational supply performance.

In North America, Henkel markets a wide range of well-known laundry and home care brands including Purex® laundry detergents, Renuzit® air fresheners, and Soft Scrub® cleansers.

The Dow Chemical Company recognized for "Best Innovation Contributor 2010"
"We are happy to present the prize for the `Best Innovation Contributor 2010´ to our long-term business partner The Dow Chemical Company. With the development of a special polymer exhibiting a repair effect on the elasticity of textiles, The Dow Chemical Company has set a positive example," says Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum, Corporate Senior Vice President for R&D, Technology and Supply Chain within Henkel´s Laundry and Home Care business sector. "This innovative chemistry contributes to assuring Henkel´s leading position in Special Laundry Care, now and in the future."

Firmenich and Symrise recognized for "Best Supply Performance 2010"
"To continuously improve supply processes and product quality, we need reliable and flexible partners. For the first time Henkel recognized two companies for their outstanding supply performance. Firmenich and Symrise both provided best-in-class solutions even under demanding circumstances in 2010,” states Bertrand Conquéret, Corporate Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Purchasing at Henkel. "Among many companies that do a great job in reliably supplying Henkel every day, we are pleased to present Firmenich and Symrise with the award for `Best Supply Performance 2010´.”

Henkel in North America
Henkel markets a wide range of well-known consumer and industrial brands in North America, including Dial® soaps, Purex® laundry detergents, Right Guard® antiperspirants, got2b® hair gels, and Loctite® adhesives.

About Henkel
Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 50,000 people and reported sales of $18.86 billion and adjusted operating profit of $1.84 billion in fiscal 2009. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX and the company ranks among the Fortune Global 500.