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Anglo-Dutch consumer goods firm Unilever is investing R500-million in an environmentally friendly, state-of-the-art ice cream factory north of Johannesburg as part of a multi-year, multi-million rand investment plan to cater for the company's growth on the continent.
Consumer goods firm Unilever South Africa has formed a sunflower farming partnership as part of its sustainable living plan and has successfully developed hybrid seeds, which are expected to reduce the country's dependence on sunflower oil imports.
Consumer goods giant Unilever South Africa is to open a new factory worth over R800-million and spend R200-million on upgrading and expanding existing plants as part of its "sustainable living" plan, which aims to grow the business while cutting down on its environmental footprint.
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has officially opened consumer goods giant Unilever's new, environmentally friendly savoury foods factory outside Durban, calling the investment a sign of confidence in South Africa's manufacturing capability.