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Henkel Opens New Europe Aerospace Hub

Friday, June 14, 2019

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Chemical company Henkel announced earlier this month the opening of a new production facility, located in Montornès del Vallès (Montornès), Spain, for its aerospace applications.

The company invested 35 million euros (roughly $39.5 million) in the facility, in a move to further pursue opportunities in the global aerospace industry, which includes fuel efficiency and automation.

Aerospace Applications Center

The company’s Adhesive Technologies segment produces materials such as structural adhesives and surface treatment technologies for aircraft manufacturers and other businesses. The new 14,000-square-meter plant in Montornès, which features production, labs, offices and warehouse space, is located near an adhesives production plant for automotive applications.

Henkel

Chemical company Henkel announced earlier this month the opening of a new production facility, located in Montornès del Vallès (Montornès), Spain, for its aerospace applications.

According to Henkel, the new plant uses the latest industry technology for collaborative engineering. The facility is also going to become the company’s European hub for the aerospace sector, a move that will up capabilities for relevant industry businesses.

“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 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.”

   

Tagged categories: Aerospace; Business operations; Coating Materials; EU; Europe; Henkel Corp; Program/Project Management; Research and development

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