Research & Development

Worldwide simultaneous research, development and engineering (RD&E) are the keys to Henkel's success. With Loctite® products currently being marketed in more than 80 countries around the world, Henkel is firmly established as one of the leading developers and manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals.

Our dedication to research, development & engineering is so great that, over the last five years, we've invested around $130 million in RD&E. Last year our investment in RD&E rose to $30 million, continuing our philosophy of investing approximately 4% of our sales in this vital function. This investment maintains our position in the forefront of technology.

Henkel conducts its RD&E efforts in four Worldwide Loctite® Centers of Excellence:

  • Munich (Garching-Hochbrück), Germany
  • Rocky Hill, Connecticut, U.S.A.
  • Yokohama, Japan
  • Dublin, Ireland

These Centers of Excellence form an engineering nucleus of expertise and test capability that is unsurpassed in the industry. In addition, the company's 30 strategically located Technical Service Centers offer technical support to manufacturing sites around the globe; the company's state-of-the-art manufacturing sites guarantee an uninterrupted supply of top-quality products.  Henkel manufacturing facilities for Loctite® products have earned ISO 9002 Quality System Registration and have won recognition for superior quality systems from numerous companies including:

General Dynamics Caterpillar OSRAM Sylvania
General Motors Texas Instruments Siemens
Ford Kelsey Hayes Motorola
Chrysler Allied Signal Borg-Warner

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