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Unilever to invest $400 million in Mexican plant over three years

Salinas Victoria, Nuevo León — The consumer goods company Unilever says they intend to invest $400 million USD in Mexico over the next three years. The company, who has had a presence in Mexico since the 1960s, says the investment includes the construction of a new manufacturing plant.

Unilever reported that they will build the new plant in Salinas Victoria, Nuevo León, to manufacture beauty and personal care products.

Mexico is among the 10 most important countries for Unilever in the world and is a key center for the export of Unilever beauty and personal care products to more than 25 countries, they said in a statement.

With this investment, 1,200 new direct and indirect jobs will be generated.

In a joint statement with the Governor of Nuevo León, Samuel García Sepúlveda said “We welcome the new Unilever plant that will use state-of-the-art technology for environmental care and position our state in the global industry of beauty.”

The new factory is being designed to achieve Lighthouse status, which is international recognition for factories that use cutting-edge technologies to increase productivity and efficiency, while significantly limiting their environmental impact.

“We are excited about this new partnership with the State of Nuevo León to develop our new world-class factory in Salinas Victoria, home to local and international manufacturing operations,” Reginaldo Ecclissato, Unilever Global Supply Chain Leader said.

“This new factory represents an important investment for the growth and development of Mexico, Nuevo León and Unilever for the coming years.”

It is estimated that the new plant will start operations in 2024.