Henkel Boosts U.S. Sanitizer Production With $23M Investment

Sept. 16, 2020
Henkel's investment in New York and Pennsylvania facilities supports local job growth and increased production of essential products.

Henkel Facility, Geneva N.Y.

Henkel, manufacturer of well-known beauty care brands like Dial soap, announces a $23 million investment in its North American manufacturing facilities. The investment will provide new equipment and a series of improvements that will support additional production of Dial liquid hand soap and hand sanitizers at its Geneva, N.Y. and West Hazleton, Pa. sites.

To support new lines, which will contribute about 45 to 55% of total production at the Geneva facility, the company will create 180 new jobs at the plant. The company's facility in Geneva, acquired by Henkel in 2018, will also be re-branded from Zotos Professional to Henkel to reflect the expansion of its operations beyond professional hair care products to supply essential products like antibacterial soap and hand sanitizers.

"There are now 180 new reasons to cheer every time we wash our hands thanks to the expansion of Henkel's manufacturing facility in Geneva. This will lather up a major economic boost in the heart of New York's Finger Lakes region by harnessing our skilled workforce to manufacture the sanitizers and soaps needed in our homes and workplaces during the pandemic, all while investing over $17 million to create 180 new jobs,” says U.S. Senator Charles Schumer. “I applaud Henkel for doubling down on its Geneva workforce and committing to grow this facility now and into the future."

Some aspects of the new technology will be installed in October and operational in November 2020, and the remainder will be up and running by June 2021, according to the company.

For more information, visit: www.henkel-northamerica.com

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