Consumer chemicals company Henkel moving headquarters to Stamford

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The logo of German consumer chemicals giant Henkel can be seen at the company's plant in Duesseldorf, western Germany, on January 18, 2016. (Photo by PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

HARTFORD – A German company announced plans Thursday to move their corporate headquarters from Scottsdale, Arizona to Stamford.

Henkel Corporation, which offers beauty and personal care, laundry and home care, and a broad portfolio of adhesives, sealants, and surface treatments for consumer and industrial uses, will create up to 266 jobs with up to $25 million in state aid, according to Governor. Dannel P. Malloy.

Malloy hailed the decision to relocate Henkel’s headquarters across the country to Stamford, where the company plans on expanding. Earlier this year, the company announced the acquisition of the Wilton-based The Sun Products Corporation, a leading manufacturer and marketer of laundry care products. With the acquisition of Sun Products, Henkel is the number two laundry and home care products company in North America.

“When an international company of Henkel’s stature decides to relocate to our state, expand its operations, and create hundreds of new jobs, it sends a message to the rest of the world that Connecticut is serious about working with companies to grow, generate capital investment, and strengthen our economy for the residents of our state,” Malloy said in a statement. “Henkel is a valued member of the business community – we are proud of their decision to relocate and expand in Connecticut and we welcome the company to our state.”

The relocation is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2017.

“This is just another example of the positive business environment found here in the State of Connecticut and is reflective of Henkel’s confidence in Connecticut’s workforce talent,” Stamford Mayor David Martin said in a statement. “The City of Stamford has taken steps over the last few years to create a business climate that attracts companies like Henkel. I look forward working with them as a corporate citizen for years to come.”