Henkel has signed an agreement to participate in the membership program of The International Centre for Industrial Transformation (INCIT). By joining INCIT´s partner network the Adhesive Technologies business unit aims to leverage INCITs tools and frameworks to further drive the digital transformation of its operations. Henkel is the first company to join INCIT’s membership programme, following the inclusion of multiple governments.
INCIT is an independent, non-government, non-profit organisation focused on accelerating the transformation of the global manufacturing industry. INCIT’s mission is to develop internationally referenced frameworks, tools, concepts and programmes to raise awareness and educate the international manufacturing community on the latest transformation developments and trends in manufacturing – with the aim to create a more sustainable future. INCIT´s tools and frameworks provide international standards that allow unbiased benchmarking, which can drive continuous improvement and growth in manufacturing.
Henkel Adhesive Technologies is a global leading solution provider of adhesives, sealants and functional coatings across more than 800 industry segments. To accelerate the digital transformation in its over 150 sites the Operations and Supply Chain organisation has set up a new global Digital Operations function based in Singapore. The partnership with INCIT aims to support the team realizing value by digital.
“Digitalisation is a key driver towards innovative Industry 4.0 solutions and to further enhance sustainability across operations and the entire supply chain,” explained Nick Miesen, Global Head of Digital Operations at Henkel Adhesive Technologies. “By partnering with INCIT, we get access to their renowned international standards and insights that will help us to leverage tools and solutions for even better decision making in the future.”
As part of the partnership, Henkel will get access to INCIT´s ManuVate global innovation platform. With this, Henkel becomes part of this platform to cocreate an innovation management methodology linked to INCIT frameworks for Industry 4.0 and Sustainability. In addition, Henkel will also get access to tools and frameworks related to the Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI) and to the thought leadership platform GETIT.
With its brands, innovations and technologies, Henkel holds leading market positions worldwide in the industrial and consumer businesses. The business unit Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the market of adhesives, sealants and functional coatings. With Consumer Brands, the company holds leading positions especially in hair care and laundry & home care in many markets and categories around the world. The company's three strongest brands are Loctite, Persil and Schwarzkopf. In fiscal 2021, Henkel reported sales of more than 20 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of around 2.7 billion euros. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. Sustainability has a long tradition at Henkel, and the company has a clear sustainability strategy with concrete targets. Henkel was founded in 1876 and today employs a diverse team of more than 50,000 people worldwide – united by a strong corporate culture, shared values and a common purpose: "Pioneers at heart for the good of generations.” More information at www.henkel.com.