Hindustan Unilever opens detergent powder factory in Sumerpur, UP

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Hindustan Unilever Limited has inaugurated a new spray dried detergent powder factory and an automated distribution centre in Sumerpur, Uttar Pradesh (UP) of its subsidiary Unilever India.

The event was attended by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Hindustan Unilever CEO and MD Sanjiv Mehta.

The spray dried detergent powder plant and distribution centre feature automated storage and retrieval systems for manufacturing products for Unilever brands such as Surf Excel.

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Yogi Adityanath said: “This is a proud moment for the state of Uttar Pradesh. We are glad that a global, large company like Unilever has selected our state to establish their ultra-modern factory.

“I am also happy to note their interest in employing women and persons with disability. We are confident that such investments will support the region’s overall development.”

Hindustan Unilever opens detergent powder factory in Sumerpur, Uttar Pradesh

Hindustan Unilever opens detergent powder factory in Sumerpur, Uttar Pradesh. Photo courtesy of Frank Habel from Pixabay.

Hindustan Unilever intends to invest INR 700 crores at the Sumerpur detergent powder factory by 2025. The plant will create total direct and indirect employment of 1,600 people after the entire investment is made.

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It is expected to considerably ramp up the production capacity of spray dried detergent powder and will make it the largest volume strategic sourcing site for the consumer goods company by 2025.

Sanjiv Mehta said: “It is heartening to see the UIL plant take shape here in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, a state where our Company has significant presence and history. This reinforces Unilever’s long-term commitment to the state of UP and acknowledges the excellent support from the Government and the local communities.

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“This investment is consistent with Unilever’s long-standing commitment to Atmanirbhar Bharat.”

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