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Henkel opens two state-of-the-art R&D facilities

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Pictured at Henkel’s ribbon cutting ceremony at its newly opened Beauty Care r&d facility in Stamford, Conn.: Connecticut State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff; Thomas Foerster, global head of r&d for Henkel Beauty Care; State Representative Terry Adams; Stamford Mayor David Martin; regional head of Henkel Beauty Care North America Ed Vlacich; and vice president of r&d for Henkel Beauty Care, Martina Spinatsch.

STAMFORD, Conn. — Henkel recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at two new research and development facilities in Trumbull and Stamford.

In Stamford, the 24,000 square foot facility employs about 40 people, and comprises a formulation lab, which develops Henkel Beauty Care products including Dial, Right Guard, Tone, Schwarzkopf and got2b, as well as Research Elm, a clinical testing lab.

“Our new location in Stamford allows for optimal access to key suppliers and customers, while giving our research and development team a state-of-the-art workspace to achieve their full potential in creating and testing top quality product formulations and packages,” said Martina Spinatsch, vice president of research and development for Henkel’s Beauty Care division.

“In addition, the proximity of our labs to our marketing teams encourages collaboration and enables us to ensure all of our Beauty Care brands benefit from our advanced technologies and scientific expertise”.

Stamford Mayor David Martin, who was present at the celebration, commented, “The City of Stamford is happy to have Henkel as one of its newest corporate citizens. This new r&d facility aligns with our continuing efforts to make Stamford more innovative, and solidify Stamford’s position as a hub for modern science and technology. In addition, the opening of Henkel’s new lab shows the company’s dedication to establishing long term roots in Stamford and its commitment to growth in Connecticut.”

Also attending the celebration were Connecticut Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, along with local State Representatives Caroline Simmons, District 144, and Terry Adams, District 146.


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