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  • Over 2,000 suppliers and associates
  • Net revenue of Rs 25,810 crore (US$ 4.27 billion) in FY 13
  • Net profit of Rs 3,797 crore (US$ 628.10 million) during FY 13
  • Total coverage of over 6.4 million outlets
  • No. 1 employer of choice for 3rd successive year

Incorporated in 1933, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) is India's largest fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) company. In a highly competitive scenario, where new brands and offerings are entering the market almost every quarter, HUL regularly delivers double-digit growth driven by innovations and maintenance of marketing and trade investments at competitive levels.

Unilever’s research and development (R&D) facilitates breakthrough technology for bigger, better, faster innovations. The company ranked 12th in ‘The Super 50’ list of the world’s most innovative companies by Forbes, in FY 2012–13. Further, 18 of its brands featured in the ‘100 Most Trusted Brands’ list by Brand Equity.

During FY 13, more than half of the company’s portfolio was touched by innovations to make it relevant to consumers. HUL typically files between 250 and 350 new patent applications a year. The company worldwide has over 20,000 registered patents and patent applications.


HUL: A leading innovator in FMCG

2013 Bags Corporate Affairs Leadership Award 2013
2012 Inaugurates state-of-the-art learning centre at the Hindustan Unilever campus at Andheri, Mumbai
2006 Announces partnership with Capgemini for Indigo
2003 Acquires cooked shrimp and pasteurised crabmeat business of the Amalgam Group of Companies
2002 Forays into ayurvedic health and beauty centre category with the Ayush product range and Ayush therapy centres
Research and Development
India is presently ranked 76th among a total of 143 economies, as per the Global Innovation Index (GII).