Hindustan Unilever (HUL) has proposed to make an investment of about Rs 1000 crore towards the setting up of a new manufacturing unit in the vicinity of its existing factory premises in Doom Dooma, Assam. This investment is subject to receipt of requisite approvals and clearances. The new unit, that is envisaged to be commissioned in early 2017, will augment the production capacity of Personal Care products for HUL.
The company has a manufacturing facility in Doom Dooma Industrial Estate of Upper Assam. The facility was originally set up in 2001 and currently houses three manufacturing units that produce Personal Care products (shampoo, skin creams and toothpaste). The Government of Assam has been looking at attracting investment into the state by offering favourable policies that encourage and incentivise companies to set up manufacturing units.