Henkel Adhesive Technologies, a market leader with high-impact solutions in adhesives, sealants and coatings, today announced the opening of its new OEM Application Center in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. The lab expands Henkel’s capabilities to deliver innovative solutions and design customized applications, technologies, and production processes to better serve customer needs.
“The OEM Application Center further advances our strategy to be a full solutions provider to our customers, especially within the industrial assembly sector,” says Ken Forlenza, head of industrial assembly and automotive aftermarket for North America. “With its advanced technology and automation, and investment in top-of-the-line equipment, we can more rapidly design and evaluate our innovative and reproducible customer processes.”
The lab also incorporates audio visual and interactive telepresence systems, which enable more rapid collaboration and virtual demonstrations with OEM customers, distributors and process operators. This helps to further bolster productivity and increase awareness and knowledge of new applications.
“We are excited to announce the opening of Henkel’s new state-of-the-art OEM Application Center, which reflects our commitment to optimizing Henkel’s technical footprint to meet our innovation and growth ambitions,” says Paul Chaplinsky, global head of innovation portfolio management. “By growing our application development capabilities and extending the breadth of our technologies, we are able to offer tailored manufacturing processing improvements and designs that maximize value for our customers, who are at the center of our innovation model.”
The OEM Application Center in Rocky Hill is the third lab of its kind for Henkel, with two other labs located in Western Europe and Asia-Pacific, and was modified to meet the diverse customer needs of the region.