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Henkel’s UK Consumer Adhesive business welcomes new General Manager

Walter Brattinga has joined Henkel UK to take up the role of General Manager for Consumer Adhesives. The business includes the brands Unibond, Sellotape, Pritt and Loctite.

Brattinga, whose position also covers Ireland and the Nordic countries, was previously General Manager for Henkel Turkey/Israel. Commenting on his appointment Brattinga says, “We have a great team in the UK, and I’m looking forward to working with them to build on the value that we offer our customers.

“I bring a very positive mindset to my new position and relish the contrast of moving from a developing market to the mature market that exists in the UK. One of my first priorities is to visit our customers and to make store visits so I can hear their views first hand.”

Brattinga joined Henkel nineteen years ago and worked in the Benelux countries and China before moving to his post in Turkey. His objectives for the Consumer Adhesive team mirror Henkel’s 2020+ Strategy so enhancing customer focus and digital acceleration will be central to this policy.

He says, “The timing of my appointment is ideal. As the 2020+ Strategy is rolled out, I look forward to starting a new journey with my new team and to using my experience to build customer partnerships and show them what Henkel has to offer. ”

Brattinga is a Dutch national and holds a degree in Business Administration from Nijenrode University of Breukelen. He is based at Henkel’s head office in Hemel Hempstead having relocated to the UK with family.

About Henkel:
Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business units: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Every day, millions of customers and consumers use products from Henkel with brands such as Persil (outside the UK), Dylon and Colour Catcher; Schwarzkopf, LIVE, Got2B and RightGuard; Pritt, Sellotape, UniBond and Loctite.

Source: Henkel UK
For more information contact:
Gillian Gibbons Tel: 07795 342804

Sept 2017

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