Press Releases 2011

Quarterly Report Q3/2011 (Cover)
Henkel continues solid performance in Q3 
  • Sales increase of 1.7 percent to 4,028 million euros (organic: +6.5%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: plus 4.7 percent to 541 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: plus 0.4 percentage points to 13.4 percent
  • All business sectors delivered substantial margin increases
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): plus 6.3 percent to 0.85 euros
  • Further double-digit increase in the growth regions (organic: +10.9%)
Henkel builds new adhesives factory in China 

Henkel held a ground breaking ceremony to commemorate the start of construction for its 150,000 square-meter adhesives factory in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. The new facility will be the main adhesives manufacturing base in China and the Asia-Pacific region. Upon completion, the new Henkel factory will be the largest adhesives factory in the world with an estimated annual production of 428,000 tons.

Quartalsbericht Q2/2011 (Cover)
Henkel continues solid performance in Q2 
  • Sales increase of 1.6 percent to 3,953 million euros (organic: + 6.3%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: plus 8.0 percent to 514 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: plus 0.8 percentage points to 13.0 percent
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): plus 8.2 percent to 0.79 euros
  • Growth regions post another double-digit increase (organic: + 11.6%)
  • Market environment characterized by rise in raw material prices and intense competition
Pressureless Silver Sintering Technology from Henkel 

Breaking new ground in materials innovation, Henkel Electronic Materials has announced its success with a revolutionary silver (Ag) sintering technology that enables high volume production of modern power packages in a process that does not require pressure. In its market debut, Henkel’s Ag sintering capability has been designed into Ablestik SSP2000, a high reliability die attach material well-suited for use with power modules such as IGBTs and high power LED products. 

Selection is key – Optimal bonding for industrial constructions 

Over the past decades, structural adhesives have evolved into effective and dependable alternatives to conventional joining techniques such as bolting, riveting and welding. They can be used to bond almost all materials commonly employed in industrial manufacturing. One essential aspect is selecting the right bonding solution for each particular construction. But which adhesive solutions are available and which factors must be considered in order to get the best results?

Aerodag Ceramishield saves time and money 

Durable anti-spatter protection for welding equipment is what you can expect from Aerodag Ceramishield, the ceramic dry film coating from Henkel. As confirmed by the independent consultancy REFACONSULT, this coating significantly reduces spatter build-up on welding torches, thereby also reducing production costs and saving time.

Thread sealant for drinking water applications 

Loctite 5776 is the new thread sealant from Henkel specifically engineered for metal threads. The product has obtained German approvals for use in potable water (KTW) and gas (DVGW) piping systems.

S&P upgrades Henkel’s credit ratings to A/A-1 

As a result of Henkel’s improved financial profile and its continued solid business performance, the rating agency Standard & Poor’s today upgraded Henkel’s Corporate credit ratings to “A” long-term and “A-1” short-term (from “A-“ and “A-2” resp.). The outlook is stable.

Quarterly Report Q1/2011 (Cover)
Henkel reports solid start to fiscal 2011 
  • Sales increase of 8.9 percent to 3,823 million euros (organic: +7.2%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: plus 12.1 percent to 473 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: plus 0.4 percentage points to 12.4 percent
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): plus 21.7 percent to 0.73 euros
  • Growth regions continue to post above-average increases (+14.8 percent)
  • Market environment characterized by rising raw material prices and intense competition
Henkel holds Annual General Meeting 

Held in Düsseldorf on April 11, 2011, the Annual General Meeting of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA saw all of its agenda resolutions passed by the voting shareholders, of whom a total of some 2,000 attended the event.

Henkel reconfirms 2012 targets 

Following the successful business performance in 2010, Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted today at the company’s Annual General Meeting reconfirmed the financial targets set for 2012. “Our results in 2010 were excellent. Henkel recorded the best year in its company history. We remain focused on our strategic priorities and are confident to achieve our 2012 targets.” Rorsted confirmed the targets for the fiscal year 2011 as previously announced at the company’s annual results press conference in February. “We expect to achieve organic growth of between 3 and 5 percent in 2011 and anticipate an increase in our adjusted EBIT margin to around 13 percent and a rise in adjusted earnings per preferred share of around 10 percent.”

“World’s Most Ethical Companies”
Henkel recognized once again 

Henkel has been included in the list of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for the fourth year in a row. The ranking, prepared by the US Ethisphere Institute, recognizes companies from around the globe for their exemplary ethical approach to corporate governance and their commitment to sustainable development.

Annual Report 2010 (Cover)
Henkel delivers record results in 2010 
  • Sales increase by 11.2 percent to 15,092 million euros
  • Organic sales growth of 7.0 percent
  • Share of sales of emerging markets: plus 3 percentage points to 41 percent
  • Adjusted* operating profit: plus 36.5 percent to 1,862 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: plus 2.3 percentage points to 12.3 percent
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): plus 47.6 percent to 2.82 euros
  • Significantly higher dividends proposed: plus 35.8 percent to 0.72 euros
CSR / Sustainability Report 2010 (Cover)
Sustainability targets achieved ahead of schedule 

Henkel published its 20th Sustainability Report today in conjunction with its Annual Report for 2010. More than 20 years ago, Henkel made a commitment to principles and objectives relating to occupational health and safety, resource conservation and emissions reduction. In 2008, the company announced its targets for 2012. Thanks to determination throughout the organization, these targets had already been achieved by the end of 2010. Measured on a per-ton output basis, energy consumption had decreased by 21 percent, water usage by 26 percent, and the amount of waste generated by 24 percent. Over the same period, the number of occupational accidents fell by 29 percent. These achievements demonstrate that, for Henkel, sustainability is inextricably linked to economic success.

Henkel - Excellence is our Passion
A new look for Henkel 

Henkel is introducing a new corporate design across the company in combination with the launch of its new claim “Henkel – Excellence is our Passion”. “Our new claim summarizes what we stand for as a company and with our brands and our people around the world: we strive to be the best in everything we do,” said Kasper Rorsted, Chairman of the Henkel Management Board. “Both, our new claim and our new visual identity will further strengthen the Henkel brand around the world."

Planned changes to Henkel Management Board completed on January 1, 2011 

January 1, 2011 saw Jan-Dirk Auris and Bruno Piacenza take up their posts on the Henkel Management Board. Auris has assumed responsibility for running the Adhesive Technologies business sector, succeeding Thomas Geitner who resigned his position for personal reasons. Piacenza also joined the Board at the start of the year, being due on March 1, 2011 to succeed Dr. Friedrich Stara as the Henkel Management Board member responsible for the Laundry & Home Care business sector. Dr. Friedrich Stara intends to take retirement as of the end of February 2011.