South Africa: Unilever opens 511 million rand factory expansion
Unilever South Africa has opened a 511 million ZAR ($41 million) expansion at its “state of the art” Indonsa factory in Durban, which is said to make it the group’s largest savoury factory by volume.
FoodStuffSA reports the company as saying that investment at the plant, which was commissioned in December 2011, “increased the factory's manufacturing capacity to 100 000 t, which would be fully utilised beyond 2020”.
Unilever’s global CEO, Paul Polman commented that the company “would achieve this growth while maintaining the flexibility to accommodate both the complex savoury portfolio and aggressive innovation agenda linked to the growth”.
He went on to say: "While we invest in world-class factories, we continue to invest in our people that drive our success. The Indonsa team is driven by core values that ensure that they are empowered and believe that success can be achieved by collaboration and teamwork”.