Henkel inaugurates “Inspiration Center Düsseldorf

Henkel has inaugurated its new Inspiration Center Düsseldorf (ICD). With an investment volume of EUR 130 million, the Adhesive Technologies business unit has built a state-of-the-art and unique global innovation and customer center on the premises of the company headquarters over the past few years.

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ICD is the most sustainable building at the company's site in Düsseldorf. It is designed to be resource-efficient Image source: Henkel.

With a floor area of 47,000 square meters, the ICD provides space for 30 laboratories, 4 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.

“Take the innovation capabilities to the next level”

“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.”

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