Henkel is extending its support to manufacturers and MRO teams through a comprehensive range of survey and training services, with the aim of helping them reduce costs and improve quality through the use of Henkel products.
Rising energy costs, raw material shortages and fluctuating currency markets have posed significant challenges for manufacturers, impacting their bottom lines. To address this, manufacturers are seeking ways to maintain and improve the performance of products and machinery, while contending with changing consumer demands, supply chain disruptions and increased competition.
Innovation and agility are essential for keeping a competitive edge. Henkel’s line of LOCTITE adhesives, sealants and equipment offer cost-effective solutions to improve quality and increase efficiency, helping manufacturers meet these challenges.
To help businesses make informed choices, Henkel provides detailed surveys of manufacturing plants and processes to identify potential cost-savings and improvements. This involves a tour of production lines and sub-assembly areas to document cost reduction opportunities, as well as potential challenges in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO).
Using the findings from these surveys, Henkel can then deliver tailored seminars at manufacturers’ sites, covering topics such as bonding, sealing, dispensing and curing equipment. Attendees are encouraged to bring parts and specific design challenges to the workshop.
Henkel’s industry specific application training helps manufacturers in selecting the proper adhesive and equipment for their assembly challenges. The training incorporates technical guides, application information and case histories. Upon completion of a survey, manufacturers receive a detailed audit of their operations, recommendations for process improvements, a report of cost-saving opportunities, as well as a cost analysis.
Gavin Jackson, applications engineering manager at Henkel, said: “We’re dedicated to providing solutions that help our customers save costs and improve quality. We understand that manufacturers face a multitude of challenges, and our team is committed to working closely with them to address their specific needs and give tailored solutions.
“Our LOCTITE line of products, the surveys and the training are designed to assist our clients, increase efficiency, reduce waste, save time and costs; and ultimately achieve manufacturing goals in the long run, too.”