Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in laundry & home care, cosmetics/toiletries and adhesive technologies. Founded in 1876, the company holds leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. It has about 48,000 employees worldwide, of which 80% work outside of Germany. In 2010, it reported sales of more than 15 billion euros. The Dax-30 company is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, and ranks among the Fortune Global 500.