Henkel was founded in Aachen by Fritz Henkel on September 26th 1876 and was moved to Dusseldorf in 1878. Henkel’s core business lies in applied chemistry. After more than 140 years of development, Henkel has grown from a company with 80 employees into a world-class corporation. Its sales income for the fiscal year of 2016 was 18.714 billion euros and its adjusted operating profit was 3.172 billion euros. Ever since its establishment in 1876, the many brands run by Henkel have become market leaders and enjoyed sound reputation in personal consumption and industrial circle, such as Persil, Schwarzkopf, Loctite, etc. Henkel’s head office is located in Dusseldorf, Germany.