Henkel Burned, Henkel Steamed


On Friday, a massive six-hour fire destroyed a lubricant facility in Ajman, U.A.E., belonging to Henkel International Lubricant Industry, according to local news reports. That company is unrelated to multinational chemical and lubricant manufacturer Henkel AG, which said it is reviewing legal steps against use of its name.

According to The National Newspaper, the Ajman fire started about 1 p.m. Friday and destroyed Henkel International Lubricant Industrys lubricant warehouse and a metalworking factory next door. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire was not determined.

Contacted for comment, spokeswoman Sabine Schauer, at Henkel AGs Dusseldorf, Germany, headquarters, told Lube Report, That company has no relationship to our company.

Henkel AG subsequently issued a statement saying, This company neither is a subsidiary of German-based Henkel AG … nor is there any connection or relationship with Henkel Polybit Industries Ltd. based in Sharjah, U.A.E.

Furthermore, Henkel AG … is in the process of reviewing legal steps against the usage of the name Henkel in the denomination of the company where the fire broke out, the statement concluded.

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