Henkel, a multinational chemical and consumer goods manufacturer, has opened a new adhesives plant in Mexico. The new facility covers almost 30,000m2 and will manufacture sensitive and non-pressure sensitive hot melts for the consumer goods and packaging industries.

Valentín López, president of Henkel in Mexico and Costa Rica, commented on the investment: “Henkel remains committed to Mexico and the great growth opportunities our country can provide for the adhesive technologies business. We are extremely grateful to our employees and vendors, and for the trust our customers continue to place in our quality, technology and experience, nationally and internationally.”

Henkel was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany. In 2021, the company reported sales of €20bn ($20.95bn) and an operating profit of €2.7bn. It has 13 production sites in Latin America, which are divided into three subregions: the Mexico group, including Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic; the Andean region, including Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador; and Henkel Mercosur, which includes Brazil, Argentina and Chile.