Henkel Awarded Cessna Chemical Management Contract

Henkel’s Chemical Management (HCM) Group was recently awarded the chemical management contract at Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kan. HCM will coordinate all chemical acquisition activity for aerospace products from Henkel and other suppliers. In addition, HCM will provide on-site point-of-use inventory management to promote cost reduction, process improvement and environmental compliance at both Cessna sites in Wichita.

Under the contract, Henkel will be able to automate the chemical management process with its proprietary MISL™ (managed inventory, shelf life & Loft control) software. This software is designed to manage all aspects of the chemical life cycle, to optimize inventory levels and reduce waste while increasing productivity.

“As the Cessna chemical manager of choice, we are excited to have this opportunity to work with the leading general aviation company, Cessna,” said Peggy Haverberg, director, Chemical Management, Henkel. “We are committed to developing innovative and cost effective solutions to help manage and enhance Cessna’s chemical acquisition processes.”

For more than 21 years, Henkel Chemical Management has provided a full range of chemical processing products and services to the aerospace, industrial, medical device, electronics, and automotive industries. For more information about Henkel Chemical Management, please visit
www.henkelna.com/chemicalmanagement or call 248.577.2049.

About Henkel:
Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries, 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 48,000 people and reported sales of $20.07 billion and adjusted operating profit of $2.27 billion in fiscal 2010. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX and the company ranks among the Fortune Global 500.

About Cessna:
Cessna, a Textron, Inc., company, is the world's leading general aviation company, based on unit sales, with five major lines of business: Citation business jets, Caravan single-engine turboprops, Cessna single-engine piston aircraft, aftermarket services and lift solutions by CitationAir. In 2010, Cessna delivered 535 aircraft, including 179 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of $2.6 billion. Since the company was originally established in 1927, more than 192,500 Cessna airplanes have been delivered around the world, including more than 6,100 Citations, making it the largest fleet of business jets in the world. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at cessna.com.

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