Henkel’s Adhesive Technologies business unit recently officially inaugurated its new production facility for aerospace applications in Montornès del Vallès (Montornès), Spain. With an investment of about €35 million (approximately $39.4 million), the company aims to serve the constantly growing demand for high-performance solutions supporting key trends in the global aerospace industry, such as lightweighting, fuel efficiency, and automation. During the opening event, Henkel welcomed the mayor of Montornès, the German Counsel General, and customers.
“Aerospace is a very attractive growth market for us, because the global demand for new passenger aircrafts is expected to double over the next 20 years,” said Jan-Dirk Auris, executive vice president of Henkel Adhesive Technologies. “With the new high-tech facility, we significantly expand the capacities for our leading high-impact solutions that are specified on all major aircraft platforms and increase our capabilities to develop next-generation materials for future programs. At the same time, we enlarge our global production and distribution network and enhance the proximity to our strong customer base in Europe.”