Change of management in Henkel Adhesive Technologies business area
Oliver Bossmann took over as Corporate Vice President of the Packaging and Consumer Goods Adhesives business at Henkel in January 2016. He succeeds Ralf Grauel who continues to exercise his longstanding expertise in adhesives for flexible packaging and pressure-sensitive adhesives in a global management function. Bossmann can look back on more than five years in the Adhesives business unit at Henkel, in Germany and in other countries.
After spending several years at a time in various managerial positions in the FMCG industry, Bossmann joined Henkel as Vice President of the Adhesives for Consumers, Craftsmen and Building business in Germany and Switzerland. In 2015, he additionally took charge of steering international key account management for Europe.
“I am very much looking forward to further consolidating Henkel’s position in adhesives for packaging and consumer goods. 2016 will be an exciting year for us, during which we will be presenting a number of new products,” says Oliver Bossmann.
High innovation tempo in Henkel adhesives research
As an example of the latest developments in the area of furniture manufacturing, Bossmann cites the UV-curing hotmelt adhesives for surface finishing and edge sealing that were already presented to the market at the Ligna 2015 trade show. Among other benefits, these innovations help to reduce the number of process steps and the required energy input, allowing customers to save both costs and time.
“In addition to supporting our customers, sustainability is a great responsibility that we take very seriously. One example of this is the reacTec process which we developed with Homag and Nordson for formaldehyde-free flat lamination of decorative papers and PP finish foils to wood materials.”
In addition to furniture and building components, the activities of the globally operating adhesives manufacture concentrate on the areas of packaging and hygiene and tissue applications.
Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business units:
Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions, both in the consumer and in the industrial businesses, with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 50,000 people and reported sales of 18.1 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of 2.9 billion euros in fiscal 2015. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.