Henkel Corporation expands Hemel Hempstead, UK facility
May 26, 2005
Following the opening of its state-of-the-art Research and Applications Center in Irvine, California, Henkel has announced completion of its Hemel Hempstead facility expansion in the United Kingdom.
In addition to the Multicore solder products staff, the new facility will also house the company's automotive electronics, industrial and automotive adhesives and sealants businesses.
"Combining all of these complementary Henkel businesses under one roof has tremendous benefits for our customers," says Stuart Rowe, Henkel facility manager for the Hemel Hempstead location. "Product development cycles can be accelerated, applications teams from the various business units can work together on complementary projects and our customers have access to a variety of experienced technical personnel."
The addition to the Hemel Hempstead facility encompasses 900 square meters and includes several new laboratories: an applications lab for adhesives and sealants, a metal pre-treatment and coatings lab, analytical laboratories, an equipment assembly area long enough for a complete automotive vehicle and a long term corrosion testing area. The newly improved location also boasts a state-of-the-art training room that can accommodate 24 trainees and where the Henkel staff expects to conduct product training courses for customers, distributors and sales staff.
"We have spared no expense to provide our customers with the tools that will enable them to anticipate changing technical requirements and remain competitive," says Patrick Trippel, president of the electronics group of Henkel. The Hemel Hempstead facility is now one of the largest European sites for the electronics group of Henkel and accommodates over 200 employees.