THE WHAT? Henkel has announced that it is investing US$23 million in its North American manufacturing facilities in order to provide new equipment and make improvements to support additional production of Dial liquid hand soap and hand sanitizers.
THE DETAILS The new lines will contribute around 45 to 55 percent of total production at the Geneva facility and lead to the creation of some 180 new jobs at the plant in Geneva.
Some aspects of the new technology will be installed in October and operational in November, 2020 and the rest will be up and running by June 2021.
THE WHY? With the pandemic showing no sign of being over anytime soon, demand for hand soap and sanitizer remains strong. “We are thrilled to announce a supply expansion of essential products in North America,” said Doug Parkinson, Vice President of Operations at Henkel’s Geneva facility. “It’s not only a win-win for our business, it will support our local job and economic growth. Investing in Dial will provide consumers and businesses with much needed home and personal hygiene products.”