Research & Development
Worldwide simultaneous research, development and engineering (RD&E) are the keys to Loctite success. With products currently being marketed in more than 80 countries around the world, Loctite is firmly established as one of the leading developers and manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals.
Our dedication to research, development & engineering is so great that, over the last five years, we've invested around $130 million in RD&E. Last year our investment in RD&E rose to $30 million, continuing our philosophy of investing approximately 4% of our sales in this vital function. This investment maintains our position in the forefront of technology.
Loctite conducts its RD&E efforts in four Worldwide Centers of Excellence:
- Munich (Hochbruck), Germany
- Rocky Hill, Connecticut, U.S.A.
- Yokohama, Japan
- Dublin, Ireland
These Centers of Excellence form an engineering nucleus of expertise and test capability that is unsurpassed in the industry. In addition, the company's 30 strategically-located Technical Service Centers offer technical support to manufacturing segments around the globe; and the company's state-of-the-art manufacturing sites guarantee an uninterrupted supply of top-quality products. Loctite manufacturing facilities have earned ISO 9002 Quality System Registration and have won recognition for superior quality systems from numerous companies including:
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