Henkel facility in Stamford will include Wilton Sun workers

Germany-based Henkel Corporation, which earlier this year acquired the Wilton-based The Sun Products Corp., a leading manufacturer and marketer of laundry care products, will relocate its laundry and home care and beauty care headquarters from Arizona to Stamford, where the company plans on expanding in a $50-million project that will create up to 266 new jobs in the state.
Henkel offers beauty and personal care, laundry and home care, and a broad portfolio of adhesives, sealants, and surface treatments for consumer and industrial use.
“When an international company of Henkel's stature decides to relocate to our state, expand its operations, and create hundreds of new jobs, it sends a message to the rest of the world that Connecticut is serious about working with companies to grow, generate capital investment, and strengthen our economy for the residents of our state,” Gov. Dannel Malloy said in a prepared statement announcing the move. “Henkel is a valued member of the business community — we are proud of their decision to relocate and expand in Connecticut and we welcome the company to our state.”
The relocation, at an address to be determined, is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2017.
As part of the project, Henkel is committed to retaining the combined jobs from its former Sun Products facilities, as well as its North American headquarters and Adhesive Technologies General Industries division in Rocky Hill.
The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) will provide a 10-year, $20-million low-interest loan to support the project. In addition, the company may also be eligible for up to $5 million in tax credits through the Urban and Industrial Sites Reinvestment Tax Credit program, which allows for a dollar-to-dollar corporate tax credit of up to 100% of capital investment on eligible projects.