Written by Cory McCauley
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – Tuesday morning Henkel announced a partnership with ALPLA, Inc. to invest over $130 million towards enhancing laundry detergent production at its Bowling Green, KY facility. The investment will be used to build infrastructure, including a new bottle production area onto the Henkel campus, and will increase efficiency, create capacity for growth and drive energy savings. Additionally, ALPLA will hire 60 employees once construction is complete.
Henkel, a global leader in laundry & home care, beauty care and adhesives, is the largest operation in the South Central Kentucky Industrial Park and the largest laundry plant within the company at more than 2 million square feet.
“This new investment at our flagship laundry detergent production facility will help us build on our strong market position in the U.S. laundry market, with our iconic brands that consumers know and love — including globally renowned Persil®; Snuggle®, with its well-loved Snuggle bear; and ‘all®, the trusted family brand; along with brands from our retailer partners,” said Stephan Fuesti-Molnar, President of Henkel Consumer Goods North America. “With 70% of U.S. households buying laundry and home care products made by Henkel, we are well positioned for sustainable long-term growth in the region.”
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