Henkel today announced it has become a member of The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC). Henkel is a global company, holding leading positions in both consumer businesses (Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care) and industrial business (Adhesive Technologies). IoT products and services play an increasingly important role in the company’s digital growth strategy.

“For us, innovation means that we are committed to provide much more than excellent physical products. With our brands and services, we want to improve the customer experience and establish relationships with people,” said Dr. Arndt Scheidgen, Head of Advanced Technologies, Henkel Laundry & Home Care.

There is huge potential for IoT applications in our everyday household products – from voice-controlled electronic devices to refrigerators with ordering function. That’s why Henkel is continually expanding its own smart home product portfolio: The company has just announced a partnership with Indiegogo for the development of a new dishwashing IoT device.

The IoT Consortium is a strong network of thought-leaders and IoT companies. “We are in the middle of a transformation and just at the beginning of what is possible in the future,” continued Scheidgen. “Partnering with technology experts and other companies, building a strong network, sharing knowledge and experiences will help us successfully shaping Henkel’s future. That’s why we are very pleased to join IoTC.”

“The IoT Consortium network thrives on diverse backgrounds and experiences,” said Greg Kahn, President and CEO of the IoT Consortium. “We are thrilled to welcome Henkel to our roster of elite companies that are creating meaningful business partnerships to drive IoT innovation. Henkel brings over 140 years of broad consumer goods and industrial manufacturing expertise to the Consortium.”

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 2018, Henkel reported sales of around 20 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of around 3.5 billion euros. Henkel employs more than 53,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, 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. For more information, please visit www.henkel.com

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