Henkel acquired the U.S.-based Critica Infrastructure, a specialized supplier of maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) composite solutions. These are used in the world’s most critical infrastructure such as oil and gas transmission, as well as municipal water supply systems. Critica is active in many countries with a strong focus on North America and is expected to reach sales of around €100 million in 2023.
With crumbling infrastructure and the increasing importance of sustainability, demand for repair solutions that extend asset life are becoming necessary. Henkel has been expanding its portfolio for MRO solutions over the past years, but the acquisition of this adjacent business adds a large, innovative, and certified portfolio of composite repair and reinforcement products for the industrial and municipal infrastructure market.