Since end of December 2019, the two and a half year’s integration phase of the Sonderhoff Group into Henkel AG & Co. KGaA has been completed. As of January 1, 2020, all Sonderhoff companies have been merged into the Adhesive Technologies business unit. The former Sonderhoff sites in Germany, Austria, Italy and the USA are now also operating under the Henkel name – only the Sonderhoff site in China will continue to operate under its previous name. Customers will continue to be served from these locations as before.
Sonderhoff’s activities will continue to be managed operationally from Cologne and are organizationally assigned to a business area of Henkel Adhesive Technologies. The Sonderhoff portfolio will continue as the SONDERHOFF brand of Henkel Adhesive Technologies, a leading global supplier of adhesives, sealants and functional coatings. With this brand, Henkel offers its customers a technology platform for customized sealing, adhesive bonding and potting solutions using Formed-In-Place (FIP) technology. Henkel provides users with materials, machines and contract manufacturing from a single source. The advantages of customer-specific application solutions are based in the close, coordinated interaction of mechanical engineering, material formulation and process know-how. The product range consists of foam sealing, adhesive and potting systems based on polyurethane, silicone or PVC as well as mixing and dosing systems for automated material application to industrial components. Henkel also offers OEMs and suppliers individual automation concepts and application technology advice.
“The innovative system solutions of the SONDERHOFF brand with their high level of technical expertise and customer-specific offers and services complement our existing portfolio excellently. They also serve an attractive market with diverse growth prospects,” says Michael Todd, Global Head of Innovation and New Business at Henkel Adhesive Technologies.
With the Sonderhoff portfolio Henkel offers a MAKE or BUY option. The customer can purchase FIP technology from a single source for his own production (MAKE option) and receives the machines and material systems optimally adapted to his manufacturing process. Or with the BUY option, Henkel takes over the sealing, bonding and potting of the components for the customer. The material is applied on the parts with Sonderhoff mixing and dosing systems at the contract manufacturing locations in Germany, Austria, Italy, USA and China. The spectrum ranges from the sampling of prototypes and small series to the assumption of series production on a production scale.
Henkel draws on its comprehensive portfolio of solutions and its broad application knowledge from more than 800 industrial segments for the tailor-made foam sealing, adhesive bonding and potting solutions of its customers.
As a product lifecycle partner to customers, Henkel’s experts for Sonderhoff FIP technology carefully analyze customer needs and their product requirements of tomorrow. On this basis, Henkel quickly and reliably delivers and implements the best customer-specific solution, which is permanently ensured by current technologies and a continuous innovation process.
You can find further information at www.henkel-adhesives.de
Henkel has a balanced and diversified global portfolio. With strong brands and leading innovations and technologies across three business units – Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care – the company has market-leading positions in both consumer and industrial goods businesses. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global market leader in the adhesives sector, for example, and the Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care business units also hold leading positions in many markets and categories. Established in 1876, Henkel can look back on a 140-year history of successful business performance. In the 2018 financial year, Henkel generated sales of 19.89 billion euros and net earnings of 3.49 billion euros. The group employs more than 53,000 people worldwide, forming a diverse team bound together by a strong corporate culture, a shared corporate objective and common values. Henkel’s progress and performance in sustainability is confirmed by numerous international rankings and ratings. Henkel preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. Further information is available at www.henkel.com.
About the Sonderhoff brand
The Sonderhoff brand of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA is a globally operating technology platform for customized sealing, adhesive bonding and potting solutions using Formed-In-Place (FIP) technology. Henkel provides users with materials, machines and the process from a single source. The product range consists of foam sealing, adhesive and potting systems based on polyurethane, silicone or PVC, as well as mixing and dosing systems for automated material application to industrial components. We adapt our machines and materials to the customer’s optimum manufacturing process. As process experts, we offer OEMs and suppliers tailor-made automation concepts and application technology advice. Alternatively, we take over the sealing, bonding and potting of their components on our systems at contract manufacturing locations in Germany, Austria, Italy, USA and China. The spectrum ranges from the sampling of prototypes and small series to series production on a production scale.
For the customized sealing, adhesive bonding and potting solutions of our customers, we rely on more than 1,000 self-developed formulas, multiple patented knowledge and many years of experience.
You can find further information at www.sonderhoff.com.