The new production unit spread across 3,00,000 sq. ft. is based in Ahmedabad
September 12, 2018
Unicharm India Pvt. Ltd., one of the top-tier producers of disposable hygiene products has announced that it would add manufacturing unit in Sanand, Ahmedabad. This production unit would manufacture the brands of Unicharm- Mamy Poko, Sofy and Lifree. It is significant that it’s been a decade since Unicharm entered in the Indian market as it was in 2008 that Unicharm had established a wholly owned subsidiary.
This would be the third business unit of Unicharm in India, the other two being situated in Alwar (Rajasthan) and Chitoor (Andhra Pradesh) respectively. It is quite remarkable to consider that India has been a leading market for Unicharm in the FY2017 and the new manufacturing unit in effect, would be to cater to the rising demand of the Unicharm products.
On this event, Takahisa Takahara, Global CEO, Unicharm, said, “India is special to us and the love that we’ve seen here over the past 10 years is overwhelming. Driven by our NOLA & DOLA philosophy, the team has been able to develop products by understanding the needs of consumers and bringing the best hygiene practices, powered by Japanese quality and experience. I am excited to be a part of this important milestone which marks our 10th year in the country and expansion of our operations.”
Unicharm has already joined hands with some Indian suppliers for the raw materials used in the upstream production. Having its corporate philosophy of NOLA & DOLA (Necessity of Life with Activities & Dreams of Life with Activities), the company is operating to produce baby care: ‘Mamy Poko’ and feminine care: ‘Sofy’ in India.
Kenji Takaku, Managing Director of Unicharm India, said, “With the opening of our plant in Ahmedabad, we have taken our commitment towards India to a new high. We are also dedicated towards the hygiene and health of the Indian community and aim to deliver quality products and services that customers in India expect. The expansion of our manufacturing base will also open the door for the employment generation and local sourcing in the country. Our partners and consumers have been integral to this incredible journey and we are grateful for their continued love and support.”
Unicharm was established in the year 1961 in Japan by Mr. Keiichiro Takahara. It has been a leading manufacturer in the Asian market in the category of feminine and baby care products, further, it produces household cleaning products and pet care products too. Having business operations in over 80 nations across the world, the first overseas operation for Unicharm was in Taiwan in 1984.