the german company Henkel opened this Thursday adhesive plant in Guadalupe, Nuevo León, with an investment of 33.2 million dollars.
The factory produces hot melt adhesives that are used, for example, for toilet paper tubes, diapers, the automotive industry, cereal boxes, sanitary napkins and cigarettes.
Valentín López, president of Henkel in Mexico and Costa Rica, highlighted that the plant has unique technologies worldwide and said that the company registered sales in Mexico of 16,237 million pesos in 2021.
López explained that more than 4,000 people work at Henkel in Mexico, where the company has 10 manufacturing plants, six of them for adhesives: 2 in New Lion2 in the Mexico state and 2 in the state of Guanajuato.
Gerardo Lozano, Henkel project manager, reported that the plant has 28,700 square meters and manufactures pressure-sensitive and non-pressure-sensitive hot-melt adhesives under the TECHNOMELT brand.
Adhesives range from the high-performance SUPRA product portfolio, designed for efficient bonding of substrates in extreme conditions, to Henkel’s COOL product portfolio, with a lower melting point compared to traditional hot melt adhesives ( between 100°C and 120°C).
These adhesives are used in the consumer goods and packaging industry for food, beverages, and personal care products; box forming and closing, bottle labeling, heat-sealable, self-adhesive labels and book binding, among other applications. The plant manufactures hot melt adhesives under the EASYFLOW brand.
In 2021, Henkel opened a distribution center in the State of Mexico with an investment of 800 million pesos, the company’s third largest.
In its 2020-2021 financial year, Henkel reported sales of €20.1 billion and an adjusted operating profit of €2.7 billion. It employed 52,000 people and operates in 124 countries.