Henkel Korea has announced the completion of its Songdo Plant within the Songdo High-tech Industrial Cluster in Incheon, which will become the Asia-Pacific production hub for high-impact electronics solutions of the Adhesive Technologies business unit. A building dedication ceremony was held in the presence of more than 160 guests, including Incheon City Mayor Jeong-bok Yoo, Chargé d’Affaires of German Embassy Peter Winkler, the Chairwoman of the Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry Hyun-nam Park, Executive Vice President Henkel Adhesive Technologies Jan-Dirk Auris, and President of Henkel Asia-Pacific Mark Dorn.
Henkel Korea signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Incheon Free Economic Zone Authority in April 2019 for the project and started construction work in the same year. With an investment of approximately €35 million, this is the largest single investment in the company's history in Korea. With a total floor area of 10,144 square meters and in a two-story building, the Songdo Plant implements an advanced smart factory system (SFS), enhancing process monitoring, data collection, and troubleshooting. After undergoing trial production and quality verification since last year, the plant began production in the second half of 2022.
Henkel’s Songdo Plant has been designed for the production of adhesive solutions for semiconductor packaging, electronic components, and device assembly. The high-performing and tailor-made products enable customers to develop advanced technologies for electric vehicles, electronic devices, and electronic materials, as well as to increase sustainability by reducing CO2 emissions during the entire lifecycle and by improving circularity. The Songdo Plant has been designed to meet the IATF (16949) and the ISO (9001) standards, as well as the “Class 10000 Clean Room” used in producing the highest-quality products. The plant incorporates a range of sustainability features that make it an eco-friendly production facility, including solar panels, a rainwater recycling system, and energy-efficient equipment.
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