In Stamford, the 24,000-square foot facility employs about 40 people, and comprises a formulation lab, which develops Henkel Beauty Care products including Dial, Right Guard, Tone, Schwarzkopf and got2b as well as Research@Elm, a clinical testing lab.
“Our new location in Stamford allows for optimal access to key suppliers and customers, while giving our research and development team a state-of-the-art workspace to achieve their full potential in creating and testing top quality product formulations and packages,” said Martina Spinatsch, vice president of R&D for Henkel’s Beauty Care division. “In addition, the proximity of our labs to our marketing teams encourages collaboration and enables us to ensure all of our Beauty Care brands benefit from our advanced technologies and scientific expertise.”
The expanded facility in Trumbull spans 27,000 square feet and includes formulation laboratories, a consumer product and fragrance evaluation center, packaging design, and two pilot plants that support production scale up capabilities for the company’s Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care divisions.
“With the expansion of our research and development facilities in Trumbull, Henkel is demonstrating its commitment not only to the local community, but to continuing the growth its Laundry, Home Care and Beauty Care businesses,” said Dr. Charles Crawford, head of R&D for Henkel’s Laundry & Home Care division in North America. “By broadening our scientific and technical capabilities, we are investing in our position as a leading provider of laundry, home care and beauty care products in North America, enabling our brands to launch innovative new products that delight consumers” he said. Consumer products developed by this division include Persil ProClean, all, and Purex laundry detergents, Snuggle fabric conditioners, Renuzit air care products and more.
The company’s partnership with the town of Trumbull began in 2009 when The Sun Products Corporation, acquired by Henkel in 2016, established its research and development center at 30 Trefoil Drive. The company also donated a sustainably-sourced playground to the town of Trumbull in 2009 at the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center, and participates in various local charitable and civic events in town.