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Unilever Brazil to invest R$ 600m in North East Project

September 16 2015

One of the world’s largest consumer goods companies has presented its new industrial food complex in Pernambuco North East Brazil, to be opened late 2017.

Unilever Brazil has been working for over a year on the industrial complex project in the Pernambuco state which will receive investments of R $ 600 million. The company has plans to build an industrial complex of food and a distribution centre near the Port of Suape, which should generate 600 direct jobs and 1,500 indirect jobs.

Currently, Unilever has five factories in Pernambuco which produce food portfolio items, personal care and home and ice cream.

The project comes after the inauguration of the companies 15th plant in Brazil located in Aguai, Sao Paulo. This R$ 500m plant has focused sustainability initiatives in energy efficiency, rational use of water and responsible waste management and by 2016 will come complete with three production lines of aerosol deodorant brands Rexona and Dove.

Just like every other Unilever plant in Brazil, the Aguaí plant will not send any waste to landfills. The company recycles 100% of waste generated in the operation – such as tin, plastic and cardboard. Waste that cannot be recycled are co-processed.

Present in Brazil for 86 years, Unilever is one of the largest companies in the world for consumer goods. Operating in 190 countries worldwide, its brands consist of Comfort, Cute, Silk, TRESemmé, Lux, Lifebuoy, Hellmann’s, Aloof, Knorr, Becel, Maizena , AdeS, Dove, Axe, Rexona and Close Up (among others) and every year renews about 70% of its portfolio. It is present in 100% of Brazilian Households with 2 billion people in the world using at least one Unilever product every day.

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