HUL

basic info

http://www.hul.co.in85 Years Old
Mumbai, IndiaFMCG
EmployeesPublic company

HUL impact

29
Owned Manufacturing locations
1800+
Suppliers and assosiates
3500+
Stockists
3Million
Outlets
1000+
Brands
2Billion
Unilever products used per day

about HUL

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is India's largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company with a heritage of over 80 years in India and touches the lives of two out of three Indians.
HUL works to create a better future every day and helps people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others.
With over 35 brands spanning 20 distinct categories such as soaps, detergents, shampoos, skin care, toothpastes, deodorants, cosmetics, tea, coffee, packaged foods, ice cream, and water purifiers, the Company is a part of the everyday life of millions of consumers across India. Its portfolio includes leading household brands such as Lux, Lifebuoy, Surf Excel, Rin, Wheel, Fair & Lovely, Pond’s, Vaseline, Lakmé, Dove, Clinic Plus, Sunsilk, Pepsodent, Closeup, Axe, Brooke Bond, Bru, Knorr, Kissan, Kwality Wall’s and Pureit.
The Company has over 16,000 employees and has an annual turnover of INR 30,170 crores (financial year 2014 – 15). HUL is a subsidiary of Unilever, one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods with strong local roots in more than 100 countries across the globe with annual sales of €48.4 billion in 2014. Unilever has 67.25% shareholding in HUL.

vision

Our Vision is to help people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others. We will inspire people to take small everday actions that can add up to a big difference for the world. We will develop new ways of doing business that will allow us to double the size of our country while reducing our environmental impact.

mission

Our mission is to add Vitality to life. We meet everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life.

HUL story

Dec-1930
BEGINNING
Unilever is formed through merger of Lever Brothers and Margarine Unie.
Dec-1956
FORMATION OF HINDUSTAN UNILEVER LIMITED
Three companies merge to form Hindustan Unilever Limited, with 10% Indian equity participation.
Dec-1966
HUL STARTS EXPANDING
Lever's baby food, more new foods introduced; Indian shareholding increases to 15%. Statutory price control on Vanaspati; Taj Mahal tea launched.
Dec-1969
launched rin & bru coffee
Rin bar launched; Bru coffee launched
Dec-1975
IMPLEMENTATION OF MODERNISATION PLAN FOR SOAPS AND DETERGENT PLANTS
Ten-year modernisation plan for soaps and detergent plants; Jammu project work begins; statutory price control on Vanaspati and baby foods withdrawn; Close-up toothpaste launched.
Jan-1992
acquired Kothari General Foods
The erstwhile Brooke Bond acquired Kothari general foods with significant interests in Instant Coffee. HUL recognised by Government of India as Star Trading House in Exports.
Apr-1993
tata oil mills company merged with hul
the erstwhile Tata Oil Mills Company (TOMCO) merged with HUL.
Jul-1993
Brooke Bond India MERGED WITH Lipton India (BBLIL)
Brooke Bond India and Lipton India merged to form Brooke Bond Lipton India Limited (BBLIL) enabling greater focus and ensuring synergyin the traditional Beverages business.
Dec-1993
acquired the Kissan & Cadbury India.
It acquired the Kissan business from the UB Group and the Dollops Ice cream business from Cadbury India.
Dec-1994
joint venture with the US-based Kimberly Clark Corporation
HUL formed a 50:50 joint venture with the US-based Kimberly Clark Corporation,Kimberly-Clark Lever Ltd, which markets HuggiesDiapers and Kotex Sanitary Pads
Dec-1995
Recognised as Super Star Trading House
HUL enters branded staples business with salt; HUL recognised as Super Star Trading House.
Dec-1995
venture with Lakme Limited
HUL and yet another Tata company,Lakme Limited, formed a 50:50 joint venture, Lakme Unilever Limited, tomarket Lakmes market-leading cosmetics and other appropriate productsof both the companies
Jan-1996
BBLIL MERGED WITH HUL
Mr. K. B. Dadiseth takes over as Chairman from Mr. S. M. Datta; Merger of Group company Brooke Bond Lipton India Limited with HUL; HUL introduces branded atta; Surf Excel launched.
Dec-1998
divested Lakme Limited
Lakme Limited sold its brandsto HUL and divested its 50% stake in the joint venture to the company
Dec-1998
PONDS MERGED WITH HUL
The internal restructuring culminated in the merger of Ponds (India) Limited(PIL) with HUL.
Jan-2000
GOV award 74 percent equity in Modern Food Industries Ltd to HUL
Mr. M. S. Banga takes over as Chairman from Mr. K. B. Dadiseth, who joins the Unilever Board; HUL acquires 74% stake in Modern Food Industries Ltd., the first public sector company to be disinvested by the Government of India.
Dec-2002
LAUNCHED THE AYUSH RANGE AND AYUSH THERAPY CENTRES.
HUL enters Ayurvedic health & beauty centre category with the Ayush range and Ayush Therapy Centres.
Dec-2002
ACQUIRED THE REMAINING GOV STAKE FOR Modern Food Industries Ltd
HUL acquired the governments remaining stake in Modern Food Industries Ltd
Apr-2003
acquired the Cooked Shrimp business of the Amalgam Group of Companies
HUL acquired the Cooked Shrimp and Pasteurised Crab meat business of the Amalgam Group of Companies, a leader in value added Marine Products exports
Dec-2003
Launch of Hindustan Lever Network
Launch of Hindustan Lever Network; acquisition of the Amalgam Group
May-2007
NAME CHANGED To hul
Company name formally changed to Hindustan Unilever Limited after receiving the approval of share holders during the 74th AGM ; Sales of Brooke Bond and Surf Excel each cross the Rs 1,000 crore mark
Dec-2007
The Bombay Chamber Civic Award
HUL was awarded the Bombay Chamber Civic Award in the category of Sustainable Environmental Initiatives.
Dec-2007
American Express Corporate Award
HUL was selected as the top Indian company in the FMCG sector for the Dun & Bradstreet - American Express Corporate Awardsu00a0
Oct-2008
launch of PUREIT water purifier
HUL completes 75 years ;Pureit national launch across India
Dec-2008
The Reader's Digest Trusted Brand
Five of HUL's leading brands Lux, Dove, Pears, Clinic Plus and Sunsilk won the Reader's Digest Trusted Brand Award.
Dec-2008
Top 10 list of the Economic Times Brand Equity's Most Trusted Brands 2008 survey
Four HUL brands featured in the top 10 list of the Economic Times Brand Equity's Most Trusted Brands survey.

HUL products & services

Foods and Beverages

Hindustan Unilever's Food and Beverages brands include Annapurna salt and atta, Bru coffee, Brooke Bond (3 Roses, Taj Mahal, Taaza, Red Label) tea, Kissan squashes, ketchups, juices and jams, Lipton tea, Knorr soups & meal makers and soupy noodles, Kwality Wall's frozen dessert, Modern Bread, ready to eat chapattis and other bakery items Magnum (ice cream).

Homecare Products

Hindustan Unilever's Homecare brands include : Active Wheel detergent, Cif Cream Cleaner, Comfort fabric softeners, Domestos disinfectant/toilet cleaner, Rin detergents and bleach, Sunlight detergent and colour care, Surf Excel detergent and gentle wash, Vim dishwash, Magic – Water Saver .

Personal Care Products

Hindustan Unilever's Personal Care brands include : Aviance Beauty Solutions, Axe deodorant and aftershaving lotion and soap, LEVER Ayush Therapy ayurvedic health care and personal care products, Breeze beauty soap, Clear anti-dandruff hair products, Clinic Plus shampoo and oil, Close Up toothpaste, Dove skin cleansing & hair care range: bar, lotions, creams and anti-perspirant deodorants, Denim shaving products, Fair & Lovely skin-lightening products, Hamam, Lakmé beauty products and salons, Lifebuoy soaps and handwash range, Liril 2000 soap, Lux soap, body wash and deodorant, Pears soap, Pepsodent toothpaste, Pond's talcs and creams, Rexona soap, Sunsilk shampoo, Sure anti-perspirant, Vaseline petroleum jelly, skin care lotions, TRESemmé, TIGI .

Water Purifier

Pure It Water Purifier is a Water Purifier brand by Hindustan Unilever Limited.

HUL team

CEO & MD

Sanjiv Mehta

Past: Sales Manager, Manager Business Analysis, Manager - Corporate Accounting and Finance-Union Carbide India, Commercial Director-Unilever Bangladesh,Chairman and Managing Director-Unilever Bangladesh, Chairman and CEO-Unilever Philippines,Chairman-Unilever - North Africa and Middle EastEducation : Advanced Management Program-Harvard Business SchoolLocation: Mumbai, India
Chairman

Harish Manwani

Past: COO: Unilever ;member: Unilever Leadership Executive (ULE)Education : Hons Graduate, Mumbai Univ.Masters; Advanced Management Programme, Harvard Business SchoolLocation: Mumbai, India
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. P.b.balaji

Past: Unilever, Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Unilever, SingaporeEducation : Mechanical Engineer : IIT Chennai; PGDM :IIM Kolkata.Location: Mumbai, India
Executive Director, Legal and Company Secretary

Dev Bajpai

Past: Maruti Udyog Limited, Marico Limited, Indian Hotels Company Limited and ICICI Venture Funds Management Company LimitedEducation : Law degree:University of Delhi,Executive Program for Corporate Counsels: Harvard Law School.Location: Mumbai
Executive Director, Supply Chain

Pradeep Banerjee

Past: Vice President :Global Procurement(Singapore) at Hindustan Unilever.,Director: Hindustan Unilever Ltd.Education : Chemical Engineering: IIT Delhi.Location: Singapore
Executive Director, Foods & Refreshment

Geetu Verma

Past: Pepsico India,Frito-Lay,Pepsico India,Seagram IndiaEducation : B.Com Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics,University of Delhi MBA MarketingLocation: Mumbai
M.D; Executive Director, Sales and Customer Development;

Manish Tiwari

Past: Hindustan Lever Ltd.,Hindustan Unilever Limited, Hindustan Unilever limitedEducation : Computer Engineer by training and has done his PGDM :IIM Bangalore.Location: Mumbai
Executive Director, HR

B.P Biddappa

Past: Unilever Maghreb (Casablanca), Unilever Bangladesh ,Unilever Asia, Singapore , Asia, Africa and Russia.Education : Degree (Economics): Delhi University ;MBA: XLRI, Jamshedpur.Location: Mumbai
Executive Director, Personal Care

Samir Singh

Past: Unilever, Hindustan Lever LimitedEducation : Post Graduate Diploma: Management,Marketing/Marketing Management, General Indian Institute of Management, LucknowLocation: Mumbai
Executive Director, Home Care

Priya Nair

Past: General Manager oral care and deodorants; General Manager Customer development, Vice President: Hindustan UnileverEducation : Symbiosis institute of business managementLocation: Mumbai

HUL office photos

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HUL office locations

Mumbai Office
Hindustan Unilever Ltd. - OOH, B-2, Level-1, Unilever House, B.D.Sawant Marg, Chakala,, Andheri (E)
Mumbai
Maharashtra 400099
084240 98822
Etah Office
ETAH-INSTANT TEA EXPORTS, Kasganj Road ,Etah
Etah
207001

Solan District Office
Hudbust No 143, Khasra No 182,183,187/1, Village Kirpalpur, Tehsil Nalagarh, Near Nalagarh Fire Station Solan District
Solan District
174101

Mangalore Office
Sultan Battery Road, Boloor .Mangalore ,Karnataka
Mangalore
575003

Kolkata Office
63, Garden Reach ,Kolkata
Kolkata
700024

HUL amusing facts

On 17th October 2008 , HUL completed 75 years of corporate existence in India.
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      On 17th October 2008 , HUL completed 75 years of corporate existence in India.
    2. 2
      HUL helped 2 million children across the world, through Unilever's ongoing partnership with Save the Children, UNICEF and the World Food Programme.
    3. 3
      HUL provided half a million meals in the UK in partnership with Oxfam through the campaign #ClearAPlate.
    4. 4
      In the US, HUL has been working with Free The Children for We Day, celebrating the accomplishments of thousands of inspiring young people.
    5. 5
      HUL reached 20 thousand children in over 100 schools in Indonesia with hygiene education programs and sanitation facilities.
    6. 6
      In India, together with their NGO partners, HUL is helping over 115 million people through health and sanitation programs.
    7. 7
      In Brazil, HUL is committed to help more than 1 billion people to improve their health and hygiene conditions.

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