The new expansion includes a $17.3 million investment in new equipment and technology at Henkel‘s Geneva, NY facility to support production of Dial hand sanitizers and foaming hand wash, in addition to $2.5 million at the West Hazleton facility. As part of this overall expansion, Henkel has also invested $3 million in additional equipment to support on-site production at both sites.
Some aspects of the new technology will be installed in October and operational in November 2020, and the remainder will be up and running by June 2021.
“We are thrilled to announce a supply expansion of essential products in North America,” said Doug Parkinson, Vice President of Operations at Henkel’s Geneva facility. “It’s not only a win-win for our business, it will support our local job and economic growth. Investing in Dial will provide consumers and businesses with much needed home and personal hygiene products.”
To support new lines, which will contribute about 45 to 55 percent of total production at the Geneva facility, the company will be creating 180 new jobs at the plant. The company’s facility in Geneva, acquired by Henkel in 2018, will also be re-branded from Zotos Professional to Henkel to reflect the expansion of its operations beyond professional hair care products to supply essential products like antibacterial soap and hand sanitizers.