Henkel has cut the ribbon on an extension of its fully automated high-bay warehouse in Dusseldorf.

The extension, which cost €36 million, has upped capacity to 24,000 square meters, equivalent to 53 million packs of detergent – double the existing space. The warehouse boasts a ‘wall-to-wall’ location, connected directly to the company’s Laundry & Home Care plant, with pallets bought in by conveyor to be stored and dispatched.

“The extension of our high-bay warehouse is a clear commitment to the Dusseldorf site, in which we continuously invest. Over the last few years, an average of about €100 million annually went into the modernization and expansion of our headquarters,” said Hans Van Bylen, Henkel CEO.