Henkel, Sun Brands Consolidate Operations in Stamford
Henkel Consumer Goods is consolidating its U.S. operations by relocating its consumer products division headquarters from Arizona to Stamford.
The maker of Dial soap, Persil laundry detergent, and Right Guard antiperspirant will combine operations with Wilton-based The Sun Products Corporation, which Henkel acquired this June in a $3.6 billion deal.
The company will relocate employees of both companies to a new facility in Stamford beginning in the second quarter of 2017.
Henkel’s North American headquarters and adhesive technologies general products division are in Rocky Hill.
“Henkel and Connecticut have been partners in economic development since 1997, when Henkel acquired Loctite Corporation,” Henkel Consumer Goods North America president Jens-Martin Schwaerzler said.
Company officials said a shift over recent years in the consumer products industry created a hub on the east coast, with consolidation allowing Henkel to adjust to changing market demand.
“The move also brings Henkel’s CPG businesses closer to other Henkel locations in the eastern U.S., as well as within close proximity to North American headquarters in Rocky Hill,” the company said.
Henkel will reportedly offer relocation packages to employees at its existing Scottsdale site, with the consolidation expected to add 267 jobs to its Connecticut operations.
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