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Unilever breaks ground on factory

Unilever aims to meet the growing local demand in the personal care segment with this facility. It entails an investment in excess of Dh1 billion and will generate 350 to 400 jobs.



By (Staff Report)

Published: Wed 24 Jun 2015, 11:14 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:47 PM

Dubai — Unilever, a global FMCG company and owner of brands such as Dove, Lifebuoy, Vaseline and Lipton, has initiated work on its personal care manufacturing site located in Dubai Industrial City.

Unilever aims to meet the growing local demand in the personal care segment with this facility. It entails an investment in excess of Dh1 billion and will generate 350 to 400 jobs.

“The demand for personal care products in the regional market is tremendous and we are seeing rapid growth year on year. Our new facility is a key component to achieving our vision of doubling the size of our business while halving our environmental footprint and increasing our positive social impact,” said Sanjiv Kakkar, executive vice-president, Unilever Mena, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. “This investment is also part of our ongoing commitment to the UAE and its long-term ambition of achieving sustainable economic development.”

This facility will contribute towards the further development of the personal care market in Middle Eastern and North African (Mena) countries. The majority of goods manufactured in the facility will cater to the Mena countries.

In line with Unilever’s sustainable living plan, the new factory has been designed to ensure minimal environmental impact, including sending zero waste to landfill, similar to Unilever’s Lipton Jebel Ali factory, which was the first factory in the UAE to achieve this.

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