Henkel has inaugurated the world's largest adhesives factory in Shanghai.
With this new production facility the company is expanding its production capacity in a major emerging market and will deliver its innovative adhesive technologies more quickly to the growing number of customers based in China and the Asia-Pacific region.
The new factory, which is also known as the “Dragon Plant” at Henkel, comprises 150,000 square meters of space and is now the central production site for industrial adhesives in China and the Asia-Pacific region. Customers being served by the new adhesives plant include enterprises in the automotive industry and various consumer goods sectors. Annual output is forecast to reach up to 428,000 metric tons of adhesives.
Henkel will be concentrating its existing adhesives production operations in the greater Shanghai region at the new site in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park and thus significantly expanding its capacities for current and future technologies. This move is part of the company's ongoing program to consolidate and optimize its global production network.
Henkel opened its first production facility in China in 1990, two years after entering the market.