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About Henkel North America

A Global Leader in Brands and Technologies

You might not know the Henkel name, but we’re proud to be a part of your daily life. Henkel is the company behind some of America’s best-known brands, from Purex® laundry detergents and fabric softeners to Dial® soaps, Right Guard® antiperspirants, göt2b® hair products and Loctite® adhesives.

Headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, Henkel was founded in 1876 and operates worldwide, focusing on three core business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries and Adhesive Technologies.

In addition to manufacturing Purex laundry detergent and fabric softeners, Henkel also manufactures and markets Renuzit® air fresheners, Soft Scrub® household cleaners and Combat® insecticides.

Of Henkel’s 50,000 employees, more than 5,000 of them call North America home, working out of the 50 facilities we have across the U.S. and Canada. During the past decade, Henkel North America has rapidly grown, and now accounts for about 20 percent of worldwide sales.



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