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Hindustan Unilever (HUL)

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Hindustan Unilever (HUL)

  • Been in existence in India for more than 80 years
  • Includes 35 brands spanning 20 distinct categories
  • Net sales of INR 33,895 crores (FY 2016-17).
  • Unilever has over 67% shareholding in HUL.

Hindustan Unilever Limited is the largest consumer goods company in India, established in 1933 and is based out of Mumbai. The company known for its presence across almost all categories of consumer products, has a variety of products in each of the categories targeted at almost all the customer segments. It has products in over 20 consumer categories majorly Food & Drink, Personal care, Home care and Water purifier serving over 700 million customers across the country and is undoubtedly the market leader in the FMCG sector.

Some of the famous brands of HUL are Dove, Lux, Lifebuoy, Pears, Hamam, Lyril, Rexona, Surf Excel, Wheel, Comfort, Clinic Plus, Sunsilk, Fair & Lovely, Pond’s, Lakmè, Vaseline, Bru, Taj Mahal, Lipton, Brooke Bond, Cornetto, Kisan, Annapurna, Magnum, Close up, Pepsodent, and many more.

The company with its exhaustive product range and wide distribution network aims to provide products fulfilling the needs and demands of all the segments of the society across the country. The company has always focused on innovative product offerings and adapting itself to the market changes, which has helped it maintain its market leadership.


2017 Recognised as the ‘Company of the Year,’ 2016-17 by the Ministry of Population & Environment, Nepal, for environmental excellence.
2017 Environment Friendly Factory Award 2017
2016 Frost and Sullivan manufacturing company of the Year 2016
2015 Highest Tax Payer FY 2014/2015
2013 NewBiz best managed joint venture company award 2013
2012 Highest Tax payer for FY 2011/2012
2009 Best presented accounts and corporate governance disclosure awards 2009


FMCG Industry in India
FMCG sector is the fourth largest sector in the Indian economy.