Henkel opens world's largest adhesives factory in China
Mary Page Bailey
Henkel AG & Co. (Düsseldorf, Germany; www.henkel.com) 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 Asian 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. Production capacity is expected to reach up to 428,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of adhesives.