The board of directors of Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) has decided to set up new manufacturing unit in Assam with the proposed investment of about Rs 1000 crore. The new unit, which will come up in the vicinity of its existing factory premises in Doom Dooma, is envisaged to be commissioned in early 2017 and will augment the production capacity of personal care products for the company.
The Doom Dooma facility currently houses three manufacturing units that produce personal care products (shampoo, skin creams and toothpaste).
HUL also intends to encourage suppliers to establish units for packing materials supplies and it is expected that the new unit will lead to the creation of ancillary, logistics and warehousing opportunities within the region.
“This proposal is consistent with HUL’s commitment to Make in India and a reflection of its priority to invest for sustained growth. Given the attractive outlook that the company sees in personal care, the additional capacity will support the growth ambition and enable the business better serve its consumers. HUL has a wide footprint of manufacturing operations with over 30 factories located across India,” said the company in a press release.