Henkel Once Again Named “Supplier of the Year”

  Henkel Once Again Named “Supplier of the Year”

Beverage can producer Rexam announces vendor awards

Business Wire

SHANGHAI -- March 29, 2013

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), Gra ...

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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Henkel
Lisa Kretzberg, +49 211 797-56 72
lisa.kretzberg@henkel.com
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Holger Elfes, +49 211 797-99 33
holger.elfes@henkel.com