Germany. The chemical company Henkel closed 2008 with sales of US$996 million in the Latin American region, representing a growth of 10.7% compared to the balance sheet of 2007.
The German company also maintained a growth of 7% in Brazil, recording sales of more than US$379 million. As reported by the company in a statement, the good results are due to the behavior of the segments of industrial adhesives and products for surface treatment.
Consolidated results for the year showed growth of 8.1 per cent over the 2007 financial year. In total, US$17.817 billion was sold. Part of this result was attributed by the firm to the acquisition of the adhesives and electronic materials divisions of the North American company National Starch.