WESEL, Germany – Henkel Adhesive Technologies has awarded BYK, a supplier of additives and measuring instruments, with its annual Supplier Award in the Innovation category. In presenting the awards, Henkel honors the close and successful cooperation with its suppliers across the value chain.

This industry award enjoys high esteem within the chemicals sector and widespread public appreciation. In this vein, ALTANA Management Board Member and BYK CEO Dr. Christoph Schlünken commented, “The innovation award is an encouragement to us to continue investing in research and development, especially in innovative solutions, and in technologies and applications competence. By means of our differentiated additive solutions, we secure a strategic competitive advantage for our customers.”

Henkel particularly commended the open exchange and the excellent technical customer service as well as the strong customer orientation. Especially in the area of customer orientation, BYK was able to score with digital training and exclusive tools and channels that have helped to increase the interconnectivity of the global R&D teams of both companies.

Tobias Austermann, Global Head End Use Adhesives & Sealants, regards the award as recognition of the intensive cooperation between the two companies. “I am very pleased that the partnership between Henkel and BYK is reflected in this innovation award. It underlines our close development partnership, the strong collaboration, the deep technical exchange as well as the trustful open discussions,” said Austermann.