Henkel Plant Tour | AIChE

Henkel Plant Tour

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 5:00pm CDT
In-Person / Local
6901 McKissock
St. Louis, MO 63147
United States

In 1876, Fritz Henkel founded his company in Aachen, Germany and marketed his first product, a universal detergent based on silicate.

In 1907, Persil was launched as the world's first self-acting laundry detergent, which has been the cornerstone for Henkel's growth since then.  The detergent, which cleans and bleaches laundry without chlorine, not only eliminated the physically strenuous task of scrubbing and washing by hand, which caused the fabrics to wear, but also improved household hygiene.  These were directly tangible contributions that Henkel made to social progress.  Persil is Germany's No. 1 laundry detergent and one of the top brands in the World.  Persil was brought to the North American laundry market in 2015.

Today, this German family of entrepreneurs and 50,000 employees have built Henkel into a global company - expanding the laundry business and venturing into Home Care, Beauty Care, and Adhesive Technologies.  Many favorite consumer brands include Persil, Loctite, Dial, Snuggle, Purex, and Renuzit.

Please arrive by 5:00PM (a little earlier – 4:45PM if possible).  Upon arriving, you will go through a safety orientation at our front gate (enter from Carrie Ave).  You should then park in the main parking lot outside of the front office (we can direct individuals if more parking is needed).  Orientation is 15 - 20 minutes.

5:00 – 5:30 PM Arrival and Checkin
5:30 – 6:00 PM Safety Introduction & Plant Overview
6:00 – 7:00 PM Tour
Cost: Free
Dinner is on your own.
Henkel also requests that each attendee fill out a Confidentiality Agreement, located below.

Safety: Please wear safety shoes or at a minimum, closed toe shoes.  Safety glasses will also be required, but will be available at the plant.

RSVP:   Marsha Wisely at Marsha.Wisely@Emerson.com or (314) 553-7265.  Please reserve your spot and turn in filled out Confidentiality Agreement to Marsha no later than September 20th.  Attendance is limited to the first 30 people to register.