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Henkel Adhesive Technologies joins the INCIT partner network; will leverage INCIT’s tools and frameworks to accelerate digital transformation

18 January 2023, Singapore. The International Centre for Industrial Transformation (INCIT) has today welcomed Henkel Adhesive Technologies Operations & Supply Chain (AO) into its partner network, through the signing of an agreement to participate in INCIT’s membership programme. AO is the first company to join INCIT’s membership programme, following the inclusion of multiple governments.   

AO operates over 150 plants globally and employs more than 14,000 people worldwide. In 2022, AO committed to accelerating its digital transformation and set up the new global AO Digital Operations (AOD) function in Singapore to drive this. As part of pushing the needle on digital transformation, AOD will focus on realising value from digital.  

Today marks the start of the partnership between AOD and INCIT, to leverage INCIT’s tools and frameworks to accelerate digital transformation across the enterprise. As part of this partnership, AOD will gain access to innovation and collaboration platform ManuVate; tools and frameworks related to the Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI); thought leadership platform GETIT, and more.   

INCIT’s tools and frameworks will enable Henkel to: 

  • Benchmark its performance against its peers and competitors.  
  • Develop clear roadmaps that will help achieve its digital transformation goals in a purposeful, structured and progressive manner.  
  • Solve root cause problems hindering its digital transformation journey. 
  • Participate in the ManuVate innovation process and create a use case database to support the development of Industry 4.0 digital solutions.   
  • Expand its Industry 4.0 intelligence and aspirations to better support the Henkel community.  

For media inquiries or to arrange an interview, please email Gemma Manning, Founder and CEO of Manning & Co, at [email protected] 

About INCIT: The International Centre for Industrial Transformation, or INCIT (pronounced “insight”), is an independent, non-government, non-profit organisation focused on accelerating the transformation of the global manufacturing industry. INCIT’s mission is to develop internationally referenced frameworks, tools, concepts and programs to raise awareness and educate the international manufacturing community on the latest transformation developments and trends in manufacturing. Everything we do is aimed at creating a more sustainable future. Our tools and frameworks provide international standards that allow unbiased benchmarking, which can drive continuous improvement and growth in manufacturing. With a focus on future-proofing and integrating ESG seamlessly into an organization’s operations, our tools and frameworks help the manufacturing sector and the world at large progress and grow, to benefit all.  

About Henkel Adhesives Technologies: Henkel Adhesives Technologies is part of Henkel and is a leading solution provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings for consumers, craftsmen and industrial applications. The Adhesive Technologies business comprises four areas: Automotive & Metals, Electronics & Industrials, Packaging and Consumer Goods and Craftsmen, Construction & Professional.  

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