Unilever, one of the world’s and Russia’s leading producers of essential commodities and food products, organized production of Barkhatnye Ruchki hand sanitizers in Russia. This is the company’s response to the market demand amidst the growing infection rate in the country.
Unilever, a consumer goods company, will launch a disinfectant production line at contracted capacities in Russia, the company’s press service said to TASS.
Arnest and Unilever Rus will open the production of decorative cosmetics and household chemicals in the city of Novomoskovsk, Tula Region by 2023. The corresponding agreement was signed on the fields of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), according to the website of the regional government.
Unilever which beside food and drinks also produces household chemicals and cosmetics, can open its first stores in Russia. The British-Dutch company has already been looking for partners for development. This was reported by the Director of Global Development at Unilever Neil Roberts at the MAPIC Russia conference.
The Unilever Company launched a new production line of shampoos at the Severnoye Siyanie factory in St. Petersburg. This is part of a large-scale investment project involving the launch of 3 new production lines and the reconstruction of a warehouse complex with an area of 20 thous. sq. m. The Unilever Corporation will invest 2.5 bln rubles in this project.
The Russian branch of the Unilever Company – Unilever-Rus, LLC, plans to establish a new production facility in the Tula region, as reported by the Grigory Lavrukhin, Deputy Chairman of the regional government and the Minister of Economic Development of the Tula Region in his interview with journalists on Thursday.
"We signed a tripartite agreement with the Unilever Company at the Sochi Investment Forum (in 2016 – IF) for the implementation of this sophisticated complex project of involving Tula farmers and agricultural companies both from our region and the neighboring ones in the establishment of a processing plant for production of vegetable semi-finished products, G. Lavrukhin said.
Unilever (AS:UNc), one of the world’s leader in the production of consumer goods, invested about 528 mln. rubles in the production modernization of the Yekaterinburg Kalina plant of the company (ex Kalina Concern) in 2016, Sustainable Business & Comms NAMET RUB & Africa, Global SB & Comms Capability & Training at Unilever Irina Bakhtina said to Interfax.
According to her, next year the investment will exceed 960 mln. rubles.
Unilever Rus LLC will commission the new production building of the Northern Lights factory in Saint Petersburg by the end of 2016.
Unilever is ready to keep up investment in Russian plants to bolster exports, Unilever Chief Executive Paul Polman told TASS during his visit to the Moscow State University.
“We are currently actively financing a Lipton plant in St. Petersburg and a Kalina factory in Yekaterinburg looking to expand our production capacity and export more products,” Polman explained.
Unilever CEO also observed that considering the existing restrictions on the Russian market, the company is helping local producers to develop.
All in all, Unilever has invested a total of EUR 2.5bn in Russian projects since it entered the market in 1991.
In the Kaluga and Tula Regions of the Central Federal District, production has been launched of ice cream according to Italian and Japanese recipes.
At a factory in Tula, the company Inmarko /a subsidiary of Unilever/ has started making ice cream for restaurants and cafes. A line was started up at the factory for making 5-litre containers of ice cream with a capacity of 600 tonnes a year, TASS was told at the enterprise. The Tula factory fully duplicated the Italian technology for producing 16 flavours of ice cream.
The multi-purpose complex of Inmarko ice-cream factories opened in Tula in March 2010. In 2014, output exceeded 39 thousand tonnes of 89 different types of ice cream. Investment in the project amounted to EUR 150 m and another EUR 4.5 m was invested in opening Russia’s first international ice cream research and development centre, which was also located in the Tula Region.
In turn, Russia’s first production unit for Japanese Mochi ice cream was opened in the Kaluga Region on the basis of the Nil peasant farm enterprise.
In total, the factory will produce eight different flavours of Mochi, with the addition of jam, chocolate, nuts and other ingredients. The ice cream is made of milk produced by Kaluga farmers.
Within the scope of the strategic partnership agreement signed between Unilever and the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO in October of last year, a center of expertise in the field of sustainable business development (SKOLKOVO Sustainable Business Lab) will open at the Institute for Emerging Markets Skolkovo (IEMS).
The programs implemented at the new center will enable the assessment of leading sectors of the Russian economy from the standpoint of sustainable growth, introduce young entrepreneurs and Russian business leaders to the concept, and develop recommendations on accelerating the transition to sustainable business models, including through smart management tools. The first step will be an IEMS study aimed at determining local specifics and possible barriers on the path to sustainable business development strategy and program implementation in Russia. The results of the study will be published in the beginning of the new academic year (September 2015).
“On a global scale, the Sustainable Living Lab was launched by Unilever just two years ago, and only in a web format. In Russia, thanks to a strategic partnership with the SKOLKOVO business school, we will be able to integrate this model as a full-fledged research, consulting and academic platform for the first time,” said Laurent Kleitman, President of Unilever in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
British-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever Plc has opened its first ice cream research and development centre in the Tula area of Russia.
Staff at the centre will develop new formulations and formats of ice cream, improve production technology, in addition to the selection of new raw materials and packaging.
Unilever invested $5.9 million in the centre in what it calls a "unique" project for Russia.
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