Henkel recently inaugurated its new Inspiration Center Düsseldorf (ICD). With an investment volume of €130 million, the Adhesive Technologies business unit has built a global innovation and customer center on the premises of the company headquarters. With a floor area of 47,000 square meters, the ICD provides space for 30 laboratories, four technology centers, and more than 650 Henkel experts. At the same time, the new building serves as a global customer center where Adhesive Technologies presents its entire technology portfolio of adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings, and works on new solutions together with customers from over 800 industry segments. The inauguration of the ICD took place during a multi-day customer event focused on innovation and sustainability.

“The ICD marks the largest single investment in our company's history, and is a key element of our strategic framework for purposeful growth. With this state-of-the-art building, which is unique in the industry, we have created the infrastructure to take the innovation capabilities of Adhesive Technologies to the next level,” said Henkel CEO, Carsten Knobel. “In 1922, Henkel started producing adhesives for its own use–today we are very proud to celebrate another milestone in the 100-year success story of Adhesive Technologies, which will further expand our leading position in the adhesives business. As such, the ICD is a prime example that embodies both our pioneering spirit for sustainable action and our long-term entrepreneurial thinking.”

“The ICD reinforces our commitment to further strengthen our globally leading portfolio and know-how in materials science and to create value for our customers,” added Jan-Dirk Auris, executive vice president of Henkel Adhesive Technologies. “We offer our employees here an inspiring working environment that promotes knowledge exchange and daily collaboration and uses state-of-the-art technologies. At the same time, the ICD brings our entire portfolio to life for our customers and enables close collaboration with them and with external partners on novel future-oriented solutions. Our focus is particularly on sustainable innovations that contribute, for example, to CO2 reduction for our customers or to new solutions for a circular economy.”

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