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5 Oct, 2016  Mumbai

Henkel launches Acoustic lab for India’s Automotive and General Industry

Henkel Adhesives Technologies India Private Limited (a fully owned subsidiary of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA), the leading solution provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings,  unveiled an acoustic lab at its Pune Innovation Centre. This new acoustic lab will enable Henkel India to offer cutting-edge solutions to meet the evolving and challenging requirements of customers in the area of Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH). Henkel India launched the acoustics lab with ‘Henkel Innovation Day – Acoustic & Structural’ summit for the automotive and general industry. The summit witnessed industry experts give insights on innovations in the automotive industry, acoustic trends, and crash & safety norms.

Henkel’s acoustic lab is a world class facility with an anechoic and a reverberation chamber. The lab will facilitate vehicle and component level testing for different applications as per international standards. It will also help meet high level product validation tests based on customer requirements. Henkel’s trained team of engineers analyze acoustic material properties of structures and panels to determine their effectiveness in automotive, off-road equipment and appliance applications. With the latest equipment and software, to perform measurements and analysis, Henkel is able to offer full capabilities including Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and lab testing.

Speaking on the ocassion, Mr. Shilip Kumar, Country President, Henkel India and Business Director, Transportation & Metal SBU, Henkel IMEA said, “Both noise and vibration play a crucial role in a vehicle‘s quality.  Automotive OEMs have started developing vehicles with competitive NVH performance in shorter design cycles, and at lower development and vehicle costs. At Henkel, we put our customers at the centre of what we do and work closely with them to develop solutions to challenges faced by them. At this acoustic lab we will collaborate with our customers by solving NVH problems.“

The new acoustic lab is situated at Henkel’s Innovation Center in Pune, India’s automotive and industrial hub. Established in 2013, the Pune Innovation Center has helped improve customers’ processes through innovations, made them more efficient and enabled cost savings. the Center caters to over 800 industrial OEMs. With the new acoustic NVH capabilities, the Center will provide a boost to the existing simulated environment for the automotive, off-road equipment and appliance industry portfolio’s acoustic structures.

Press Release (43.51 KB)

(From Left to Right) Frederic Chupin and Emilie Barriau from Henkel, Dr.Aravind S. Bharadwaj from Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., N.V.Karanth and A.V.Mannikar from ARAI along with Shilip Kumar from Henkel during the Henkel Innovation Day.

Shilip Kumar, Country President, Henkel India and Business Director, Transportation & Metal SBU, Henkel IMEA said “The main purpose of setting up this lab is to be self-reliant and do our testing in-house before going to the OEMs.”

State-of-the-art facility houses an anechoic and reverberation chamber and will facilitate vehicle and component level testing for different applications.