Henkel is the one of the world’s premier adhesives producers. Founded in 1876, Henkel has more than 140 years of success. In 2019, it delivered sales of more than €20b, currently employs more than 52,000 people globally, and has 185 manufacturing facilities and 23 research and development sites worldwide.
Kenyon’s started this adhesive journey as a distributor for National Starch & Chemicals’ range of woodworking adhesives, going from strength to strength to become the UK’s top distributor for National Starch & Chemicals’ woodworking adhesives.
2008 saw the acquisition of National by Henkel, and the Kenyon Group was welcomed aboard and soon grew to Henkel Premium Partner status for furniture and building component adhesives.
These markets are supplied under the industry-leading brand names Technomelt and Aquence, which are recognised for quality and proven performance.
Mike Bridges, Henkel UK and Ireland sales manager, says: “The Henkel/Kenyon partnership delivers the complete package – quality products, excellent service, technical support and product training. Kenyon’s have grown into the UK’s number-one supply route for these markets, and we are proud to work with a company who delivers on their word.”
Henkel’s technical centre, based in Bopfingen, Germany, offers access to a full range of woodworking application equipment, from edgebanding to 3D thermoforming pressing, and helps customers find answers to gluing problems under the careful eye of application specialist, Walter Heldt.
With this support at its disposal, Kenyon’s can respond to market challenges with confidence, and deliver the best Henkel product for the application.
Meet Kenyon’s technical team
James Hamilton – 20 years in adhesive technologies and applications - 07807 107309
Chris Brown – 15 years’ background in manufacturing and adhesives - 07494 895482
Darren Ogden – 10 years’ technical adhesive sales to assembly markets - 07989 337891
Kenyon’s has been supplying adhesives since 1979, covering all aspects of manufacturing and assembly predominantly in the furniture manufacturing and related markets.
Kenyon’s expertise and knowledge has been gained over the years by offering a comprehensive range of market-leading adhesives technologies, UK stockholding across three warehouses, and delivery when the customer needs it.
As Kenyon’s likes to say: “If you have an adhesion problem, don’t come unstuck – talk to the glue experts.”
James Hamilton says:
”This partnership means a lot to Kenyon’s. Being a Premium Partner is an honour which reflects our commitment to providing quality products for woodworking, furniture, caravan, insulation, mattress, window and door manufacturers.
“Henkel commitment is seen as beneficial for both companies – not just in terms of opportunity and growth, but we’re also hoping to identify applications for Henkel products. It’s an exciting time to be part of the Kenyon team, and we’re looking forward to seeing what the future holds. Right now, our prospects look very bright indeed.”
The Kenyon Group – proud to be a Henkel Premium Partner.