Last week, Worthen Industries’ acquisition of Henkel’s Mexico-based footwear business drew the most reader interest (Worthen Industries Acquires Henkel’s Footwear Adhesives Business in Mexico): “Worthen Industries recently announced that it has acquired Henkel’s footwear product line in Mexico. The acquisition includes a comprehensive portfolio of adhesive technologies, as well as experienced sales and technical support staff.

“‘We are pleased that with Worthen Industries we have found a strategic buyer to further develop the business as it is core to their portfolio, and to best service the footwear market in Mexico,’ said Valentin López, Henkel Mexico president. ‘It was also important for us to identify the right partner to ensure that the same standard of customer service is maintained, along with finding a comparable home for our employees, who have been servicing these accounts.’”

How are acquisitions changing the industry landscape? Please contact me at to share your thoughts.

Top 5 News that Sticks for March 8-14

  1. Worthen Industries Acquires Henkel’s Footwear Adhesives Business in Mexico 
    #2 last week
  2. Focke Meler Officially Opens New Headquarters Facility in Spain
  3. Sika Joins Supply Chain Sustainability Initiative
  4. Jowat Names von der Heide Head of Sales
  5. Avery Dennison Completes Smartrac Acquisition

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants, and coatings-related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week on our website, as well as our eNewsletters and social media platforms.