Henkel logo on a rooftop in Duesseldorf.


Henkel operates worldwide with leading innovations, brands and technologies in three business areas: Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care.

Strategic Framework

Strategic Framework

Our strategic framework guide us in shaping the future.

Corporate Culture

Corporate Culture

“Pioneers at heart for the good of generations” is our purpose that unites all of us at Henkel.

Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2021, Henkel reported sales of 20 billion euros and an operating profit of 2.7 billion euros (adjusted for one-time gains/charges and restructuring charges). Henkel employs more than 52,000 people worldwide – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.

Henkel in GCC

Henkel in the GCC was established in 1998 and has since grown rapidly with over 1,600 employees representing over 40 nationalities and building a strong, talented local and multinational work force.

With regional headquarters based in Dubai (UAE), Henkel also operates two  innovation centers (R&D) for the region in Dubai (UAE), two plants in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) for Laundry & Home Care products, one plant in UAE for Adhesives Technologies and the ASK Academy for professional hairdresser trainings in Dubai (UAE). Henkel in GCC covers all three business sectors: Adhesive Technologies, Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care.

Henkel’s brands and technologies are used in many different applications and industries and is the name behind many well-known brands such as Loctite, Pattex, Schwarzkopf, Dac, Persil and Fa.

Focused on catering to the specific needs of the region, Henkel in GCC continues to introduce regionally relevant leading products that are better suited to the preferences and requirements of the local consumer. Some of these products are:

  • Persil Abaya Shampoo
  • Persil White for white thobes
  • Dac Disinfectant
  • Fa – Oud Elixir Soap and Deodorant
  • Gliss – Restore and Refresh for the needs of veiled hair