Henkel Once Again Named “Supplier of the Year”

Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:00pm EDT

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Beverage can producer Rexam announces vendor awards 
SHANGHAI--(Business Wire)--
For the second time in a row, Henkel has garnered the coveted "Supplier of the
Year Award" conferred by the world's largest manufacturer of beverage cans, UK
company Rexam PLC. Bestowed by the Rexam Beverage Can Europe division, Henkel
received the accolade for, among other reasons, new products successfully
launched last year, and with projects implemented at Rexam aimed at increasing
the cost efficiency of production processes.

At the award ceremony in Hertfordshire near London (from left to right): Aziz
Mabrouki (Henkel), Graham Chipchase (Rexam Chief Executive), Mark Sowerby
(Henkel). (Photo: Business Wire)

With 60 billion beverage cans produced each year - primarily for the European
and North and South American markets - Rexam PLC is not only the market leader
in this segment but also one of the world`s largest manufacturers of food
packaging per se. And Rexam is also the biggest customer served by Henkel`s
Metal Packaging business unit. In addition to the etch degreaser Bonderite C-IC
740 E, introduced at Rexam in 2011 and successfully rolled out across the
company last year, now Bonderite L-FM 290-E - the latest lubricant under this
Henkel brand - is also being extensively used by this British customer. The
product is completely biostable, thus rendering the storage and application of
hazardous biocides in factories unnecessary. Furthermore, Henkel not only
supported the beverage can producer with the commissioning of a new production
facility in Finland but was also involved in various projects around Europe
aligned to increasing cost efficiency and thus value creation at Rexam. 

This is the tenth year in which the beverage can manufacturer has conferred its
"Supplier Excellence Awards" to underline the high importance it attaches to its
vendor relationships. And the "Supplier of the Year" award with which it has
once again honored Henkel is the most important of these Rexam accolades. There
to receive the awards from Rexam CEO Graham Chipchase at the gala ceremony in
Hertfordshire near London were Henkel executives Aziz Mabrouki and Mark Sowerby.

Master of Ceremonies for the evening, Frances Tolley - who is also Rexam`s
Supplier Relations Manager - made special mention of Henkel`s excellent
understanding of Rexam`s business strategy, its exemplary quality standards and
its outstanding performance in the provision of innovative solutions. The fact
that the products from Henkel not only enhance Rexam`s competitiveness and its
ability to deliver on schedule, but also and in particular serve to optimize the
production processes at Rexam meant that, for the second time in succession, the
beverage can producer felt it appropriate to choose Henkel as the recipient of
its highest honor, that of "Supplier of the Year." 

Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business
areas: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in
1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and
industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and
Loctite. Henkel employs about 47,000 people and reported sales of 16,510 million
euros and adjusted operating profit of 2,335 million euros in fiscal 2012.
Henkel`s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. 

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