Basic info Years Old
Mumbai, IndiaFMCG
EmployeesPublic company

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. credits:


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. credits:


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. credits:

HUL impact

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HUL story

Unilever is formed through merger of Lever Brothers and Margarine Unie.
Three companies merge to form Hindustan Unilever Limited, with 10% Indian equity participation.
Lever's baby food, more new foods introduced; Indian shareholding increases to 15%. Statutory price control on Vanaspati; Taj Mahal tea launched.
launched rin & bru coffee
Rin bar launched; Bru coffee launched
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.
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.
tata oil mills company merged with hul
the erstwhile Tata Oil Mills Company (TOMCO) merged with HUL.
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.
acquired the Kissan & Cadbury India.
It acquired the Kissan business from the UB Group and the Dollops Ice cream business from Cadbury India.
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
Recognised as Super Star Trading House
HUL enters branded staples business with salt; HUL recognised as Super Star Trading House.
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
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.
divested Lakme Limited
Lakme Limited sold its brandsto HUL and divested its 50% stake in the joint venture to the company
The internal restructuring culminated in the merger of Ponds (India) Limited(PIL) with HUL.
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.
HUL enters Ayurvedic health & beauty centre category with the Ayush range and Ayush Therapy Centres.
HUL acquired the governments remaining stake in Modern Food Industries Ltd
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
Launch of Hindustan Lever Network
Launch of Hindustan Lever Network; acquisition of the Amalgam Group
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
The Bombay Chamber Civic Award
HUL was awarded the Bombay Chamber Civic Award in the category of Sustainable Environmental Initiatives.
American Express Corporate Award
HUL was selected as the top Indian company in the FMCG sector for the Dun & Bradstreet - American Express Corporate Awardsu00a0
launch of PUREIT water purifier
HUL completes 75 years ;Pureit national launch across India
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.
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). credits:

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 . credits:

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 . credits:

Water Purifier

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

HUL Interview questions


HUL Management trainee interview

Rhythima ShindeFresherSelected
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Management trainee role at HUL in Dec, 2015
Interview Process
Group Discussion HR Interview Technical Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
Managing a supply chain with various constraints from production to quality managers in the time of lack of workers
Interview Experience
It was a tricky problem. I gave five minutes to thinking that what I would have done if I would have had been there and kind of broke down the problem using the consultancy approach I had studied. I focussed over the maximum profitability of company on production and quality and tried to compromise a little bit on Human resources.
As I opened and concluded the discussion myself with major inputs, it went pretty well for me
Interview Tips
- Be practical in approach
- Dont just give points for the sake of talking - it goes in negative side
- HUL focusses a lot on GD - more than interviews - as the problems are real life cases - so be really prepared (if you didn't have any supply chain experience - sit with someone who had it earlier and discuss problems as mentioned)
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What are your hobbies?
  • Question 2: What have you done so far in the field to make your hobbies convert in your work?
  • Question 3: If you don't love something, say finance, how do you still manage to work on it?
Interview Experience
- Hobbies were asked
- I enjoyed every minute of it
Interview Tips
- Keep calm
-Be who you are!!
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: All about mechanical engineering!
Interview Experience
Grilled me on every basics of mechanical engineering
Interview Tips
Keep your basics strong!

Skills Tested

  • Technical
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
Skill Tips
HUL demands really good leadership skill experience. Mechanical Engineering books helped :p ( I didn't study for it , though this was my first priority - p&g intern helped).<br /> Be prepared about their vision - try to incline them with yours! It impresses them like anything - worked for me at least!
General Tips
Again, Be yourself! Be prepared well and dont just rush everywhere with the herd! please! <br />
Do analyse every company and realise your future goals - does it match with your company?<br />
Belive me, you don't need money and fat packages now, you just need to work for your dreams!<br />
I was lucky that i got the work with a good package - but anybody can make money - there are very few who really realise their passion! you will get what you deserve - No less no more! :)
Motivation for applying
Its sustainability causes! check out their investment on sustainaibility designing of future retail! Mindphack! <br />
It has the biggest CSR investment and its pay is high too, money with your dreams - who doesnt need that, huh!? :D
Funny Moments
Interviewer 1 : So, on which brand were you exactly working at p&g?<br />
Me: Sir I guess I am not allowed to say that provided I have signed a confidentiality agreement with p&g<br />
Interviewer 1 : They are not hiring anyone this time, it doesn't matter now, right? <br />
Me : Sir, lets take a condition replacing p&g with HUL and vice versa in this condition - would you have liked me leaking your data? It wouldn't have mattered me even then :D<br />
Interviewer 1 : -_- <br />
Interviewer 2 : Haha :D :D
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HUL team

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

Harish Manwani

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

Mr. P.b.balaji

Chief Financial Officer
Past: Unilever, Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Unilever, SingaporeEducation : Mechanical Engineer : IIT Chennai; PGDM :IIM Kolkata.Location: Mumbai, India

Dev Bajpai

Executive Director, Legal and Company Secretary
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

Pradeep Banerjee

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

Geetu Verma

Executive Director, Foods & Refreshment
Past: Pepsico India,Frito-Lay,Pepsico India,Seagram IndiaEducation : B.Com Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics,University of Delhi MBA MarketingLocation: Mumbai

Manish Tiwari

M.D; Executive Director, Sales and Customer Development;
Past: Hindustan Lever Ltd.,Hindustan Unilever Limited, Hindustan Unilever limitedEducation : Computer Engineer by training and has done his PGDM :IIM Bangalore.Location: Mumbai

B.P Biddappa

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

Samir Singh

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

Priya Nair

Executive Director, Home Care
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 amusing facts

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

HUL office locations

Mumbai Office
Hindustan Unilever Ltd. - OOH, B-2, Level-1, Unilever House, B.D.Sawant Marg, Chakala,, Andheri (E)
Maharashtra 400099
084240 98822
Etah Office

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

Mangalore Office
Sultan Battery Road, Boloor .Mangalore ,Karnataka

Kolkata Office
63, Garden Reach ,Kolkata

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