El Salvador: 33% Increase in Production at Unilever

The company will increase its production of detergents by 33% by 2014, with the introduction of new machinery and technology.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ernesto Pastore, plant manager, told the media that the project is expected to start in October 2011.

Currently the detergent plant produces a total of 75,000 tonnes annually, of which 94% is distributed in Central America and El Salvador and the remaining 6% is exported to the Dominican Republic.

"The executive said they will not be putting in additional equipment, but instead are planning to upgrade some of the machinery now that higher capacity equipment exists."

This substitution will of course, entail a significant investment for the next three years and generate some jobs, especially in packaging lines, but he declined to give details because the numbers are still being fined tuned.

"At this moment we do not have final investment defined, we are working on those numbers now, we have already developed the technical side, we need to finalize the numbers before submitting them for investment approval", he added in an article in Elsalvador.com.

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