Henkel Selects Kony to Transform its Laundry & Home Care Business Through Digital Innovation
AUSTIN, Texas & AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 26, 2018--Kony, Inc., the leading and trusted digital applications and platform solutions company, today announced that it has been selected by global consumer and industrial goods leader Henkel to accelerate the digital innovation of its Laundry & Home Care business and support initiatives to better utilize manufacturing plants, improve production and logistics processes, and sustain a paperless factory.
Founded in 1876 and headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, Henkel is a global industrial and consumer goods company with leading innovations in three business areas: Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care, and Laundry & Home Care. With more than 53,000 employees worldwide and sales of €20 billion ($23 billion), its industrial product portfolio includes global brands such as Loctite, Technomelt, Teroson. Henkel Beauty Care is active in the branded consumer goods as well as the professional Hair Salon business, with top brands like Schwarzkopf, Dial, and Syoss. The company’s Laundry & Home Care portfolio covers a wide range of laundry detergents, dishwashing, hard surface cleaners and air care products, including brands like Persil, Purex, and All.
“To accelerate digitalization in the Laundry & Home Care business, we needed an agile partner to help us execute and deliver apps quickly without losing quality. We aim to digitalize our workflows,” said Dirk Holbach, Corporate Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Laundry and Home Care at Henkel.
Tarun Rana, Corporate Manager Digital Transformation at Henkel, highlights: “As a tech giant with a secure digital platform, Kony enables us to develop applications that help employees work faster and smarter, increase accuracy and be paperless. We’re excited to partner with Kony and look forward to delivering innovative apps that benefit our employees and customers, provide valuable insights, and reduce our environmental footprint.”
As part of its digital innovation strategy, Henkel plans to become a Paperless Factory organization by 2020. To help achieve this business objective, Henkel is developing digital applications for Quality Assurance and Plant managers that standardize production and logistics, optimize workflows and benefit sustainability. By replacing manual processes and digitizing them, Henkel can capture data quickly, identify trends and enhance quality and performance in its manufacturing plants.
“At Kony, we are committed to helping organizations around the globe better leverage the power and impact of digital to drive business innovation,” said Tony Carroll, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Industries, Kony, Inc. “By transforming and streamling their manual processes through digital apps, we will significantly increase business efficiency and empower Henkel to achieve greater business outcomes and success. We are excited to work with the Henkel team to turn their Paperless Factory vision into reality.”
Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2017, Henkel reported sales of 20 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of around 3.5 billion euros. Combined sales of the respective top brands of the three business units – Loctite, Schwarzkopf and Persil – amounted to 6.4 billion euros. Henkel employs more than 53,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, please visit www.henkel.com.
About Kony, Inc.
Kony is the fastest growing, cloud-based digital application and low-code platform solutions company, and a recognized industry leader among low code and mobile application development platform ( MADP ) providers. Kony helps organizations of all sizes accelerate digital success by rapidly transforming ideas into innovative and secure omnichannel applications. Kony’s solutions are built on its leading digital platform and empower organizations across banking, retail, energy and healthcare to develop and manage their own apps to better engage with their customers, partners and employees. Kony’s banking and financial services arm, called Kony DBX, is a globally recognized leader in digital banking transformation. With a portfolio of modern, frictionless applications powered by the industry’s most recognized platform, Kony DBX enables banks and credit unions of any size to accelerate innovation — without compromising what’s critical.
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