Duesseldorf, Germany (ots-PRNewswire) - CPGmarket.com launched
last week is Europe's first electronic marketplace for consumer goods
Henkel has joined the electronic marketplace oriented towards the
consumer packaged goods industry. The founding members of the
consumer packaged goods (CPG) marketplace also includes the Danone
Group, Nestle SA and SAP AG.
The four partners will create a new company which will implement a
B2B marketplace open to everyone. Other companies will be invited to
join at a later date.
This unique initiative in Europe will cut supply costs through
automated processing of orders and sales amongst other benefits.
"This marketplace will let us exploit significant opportunities
for optimizing procurement in the consumer goods sector, which is of
great importance to us. Along with its strong partners, Henkel will
thus be able to further increase the profitability of consumer
goods," states Dr. Hans-Dietrich Winkhaus, President and CEO of the
Henkel Group. During this and next year, Henkel will be investing
double digit million amounts annually in the development of
e-business activities, as well as the permanent updating of its
Henkel is a worldwide operating specialist in adhesives,
brand-name products and in systems businesses with affiliates in over
70 countries. Henkel is the number one producer of Adhesives, Surface
Technologies and Industrial and Institutional Hygiene (jointly with
Ecolab Inc.) on a worldwide scale. In Detergents it ranks second in
Continental Europe and in Cosmetics Henkel holds the number three
position in Europe. Cognis, the recently carved-out chemicals
business is the world's leading producer of Oleochemicals.
With over 56,600 employees, Henkel generated sales of 11.4 billion
Euro in 1999, 4.1 percent up on 1998. Operating profit increased by
8.3 percent to 857 million Euro.
ots Original Text Service: Henkel KGaA
Magdalena Moll, +49-211-797-16-31, or fax, +49-211-798-28-63,
Waltraud Mueller, +49-211-797-72-78, or fax, +49-211-798-28-63,
both of Henkel KGaA
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