Unilever, one of the largest retails/FMCG companies in the world, recently announced that it will expand its personal care factory in the Philippines. The project will cost PHP 4.8 billion (USD 88 million), making the plant Unilever´s largest factory globally. Back in 2020, Unilever invested USD 18 million for an ice cream factory in the Philippines.
According to country´s Board of Investment, commercial operations started in December 2022. The official inauguration is expected in the first quarter of 2023. The new project will add 15% (88,000 metric tons) in aggregate production capacity for personal healthcare products in the Philippines. Unilever Philippines also recently started using 100% renewable energy in its plants.
A representative from Unilever Philippine expressed the company´s commitment to a sustainable and responsible growth, highlighting how the expanded factory will contribute to the country’s development in highly advanced technologies.
Virtually all Unilever´s products sold in the Philippines are also produced at local plants in the country, which ranks among the company’s to 10 markets in the world.
Apart from manufacturing, Unilever also operates a shared service center in the Philippines, which ranks as the company’s second largest in Asia. As a support facility, the shared service center handles finance and accounting, IT procurement, and data analytics.
(Source: Manila Bulletin)