, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 17 – Consumer goods manufacturer Unilever has opened a new Sh155 million state-of-the-art facility in Nairobi aimed at increasing the production of Vaseline petroleum jelly.
The company said the new production line comes with the latest technology available from Unilever globally.
“It shows how world class manufacturing processes, assets and skills can be deployed in Kenya as part of a site that is already zero non-hazardous waste to landfill and within Unilever efforts to drive up industry benchmarks,” Unilever CEO for East Africa Marc Engel said during the launch.
The production line was officially opened by the Head of Unilever Africa Bruno Witvoet and Simon Smith, Head of Supply Chain at Unilever Africa.
The Nairobi factory will serve the East African market and some countries in the COMESA region such as Zambia and Zimbabwe.
“This is a milestone for Unilever as we expand the reach of all our brands in Kenya and across East Africa,” Engel said.
Vaseline is Unilever’s flagship personal care brand and its growth reflects consumer confidence in the company’s commitment to produce products that meet every day needs while creating a brighter future for all East Africans.
Unilever portfolio includes brands like OMO, Sunlight, Blue Band, Royco, Geisha and Vaseline, as well as key world’s renowned brands, like Knorr, Dove, Lux, Axe, among many others.