Henkel Selects Aviall to Distribute Products for MRO Markets

BAY POINT, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Henkel Corp. and Aviall, Inc. have reached an agreement that will make Aviall an authorized distributor of Henkel aerospace products in the United States. Aviall began marketing and distributing Henkel products primarily to MRO operations (maintenance, repair and overhaul) on December 1, 2005 .

Through this affiliation with Aviall, Henkel will have access to 27 strategically placed stocking locations in North America for its aerospace products. The agreement allows Henkel to address its requirement for a full-line MRO distributor for its customers and increase its market presence by aligning with an MRO-focused business partner.

Lyndon Smith , General Manager and Vice President for the aerospace group of Henkel states, "The distribution agreement benefits our customers by combining the strengths of Aviall in logistics, delivery and service, with the global products of Hysol(R) structural adhesives and Turco(R) surface treatments for aircraft repair and refurbishment."

"We are excited about this new relationship with Henkel," Dan Komnenovich, president and COO of Aviall Services, Inc., said. "Henkel is a name thatpeople in our industry have come to know and trust, and we at Aviall intend to help Henkel fulfill its promises to its customers. Aviall and Henkel are both committed to meeting and exceeding the expectations of our customers, so thisis a very appropriate partnership."

Henkel product lines primarily involved in the agreement are:

* Turco(R) and Alodine(R) brands of metal surface treatments and conversion coatings;

* Hysol(R) brand of structural adhesives.

Aviall will also continue to market and distribute Loctite(R) productsfrom Henkel. The Loctite(R) brand represents engineering adhesives, sealants and coatings for original equipment and MRO applications.


The Henkel Group operates in three strategic business areas: Home Care; Personal care; and Adhesives, Sealants and Surface Treatments, which serves the transportation, electronics, aerospace, metal, durable goods, consumergoods, maintenance and repair and packaging industries, and offers a broad range of products for the craftsman and consumer. With brands and advancedtechnologies, Henkel makes people's lives easier, better, and more beautiful. 50,000 employees work for the Henkel Group worldwide. People in 125 countries around the world trust in brands and technologies from Henkel - "A Brand likea Friend." Henkel's web site is http://www.henkel.com . The aerospace group of Henkel's web site can be found at http://www.aerospace.henkel.com .


Aviall, Inc. is a leading provider of aftermarket supply-chain management services for the aviation and defense industries. Aviall is comprised of two operating units: Aviall Services, Inc. and Inventory Locator Service (ILS). As the world's largest independent provider of new aviation parts and related aftermarket services, the Aviall Services business unit markets and distributes products for more than 220 manufacturers and offers approximately 650,000 catalog items from 37 customer service centers located in North America Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Aviall Services offers maintenance services for aviation batteries, wheels and brakes as well as hose assembly, kitting and paint-mixing services. Aviall Services also offers a complete set of supply chain and logistics services including order processing, stocking and fulfillment, automated inventory management and reverse logistics to OEMs and customers. The Inventory Locator Service (ILS) business unit, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, provides information and facilitates global eCommerce via its electronic marketplace that enables subscribers to buy and sell commercial parts, equipment and services, as well as provides eBusiness Services to the aviation, marine and defense industries. Additional information on Aviall is available at http://www.aviall.com .


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