Henkel Qhesive Solutions integrates the company’s in-house expertise and technology with partner solutions. The brand will include data-based and data-enabled services, also encompassing Henkel’s best-of-breed partners’ solutions across software, hardware, IoT platforms and analytics.
Henkel Qhesive Solutions services will, thereby, shape and deliver transformational solutions for high-scale producing industries, starting with smart adult care and smart packaging control use cases.
“Henkel Qhesive Solutions will serve as a catalyst and incubator for innovation, enabling businesses to seize the opportunities presented at the intersection of digitization, advanced manufacturing processes and leading-edge material science”, explains Corbett Wallace, Henkel corporate VP, Consumer Goods Adhesives: “We want to smart-up businesses globally, leveraging digital innovations to benefit both our customers and consumers. This makes Henkel Qhesive Solutions a perfect element of our corporate strategy for purposeful growth.”
At launch, the brand will pioneer new digital business models in smart health and smart industry. In smart health, for example, Henkel Qhesive Solutions is developing dedicated Smart Adult Care that will bring together printed electronics with software and hardware, specifically developed and approved for medical use. These solutions will enable Henkel’s customers to integrate smart functionalities into their products to help create additional value.
In a different application area, Henkel Qhesive Solutions will also help businesses smarten-up their packaging processes with Smart Packaging Control: An in-line ‘digital companion’ is able to continuously capture and analyze real-time data to provide manufacturers with actionable intelligence. This makes it a valuable asset in ensuring high-quality in packaging operations, allowing for continuous monitoring and control.
“At Henkel, we have always worked closely with our customers and partners to drive innovation, including at the forefront of digital transformation,” said Jenna Koenneke, head of Market Strategy Consumer Goods at Henkel. “With our Henkel Qhesive Solutions brand, we are excited to bring even greater focus to this priority area. By making the breath of our global expertise and our ecosystem of best-in-class partners accessible via a single brand, we will offer proven digital business models and data-driven services.”
With the backbone of Henkel as a global player and the agility of a start-up, Henkel Qhesive Solutions will empower businesses to “smart-up” their offerings, delivering high-performing and failsafe digital solutions through trusted and reliable ecosystems.