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Feb 23, 2013

Hindustan Unilever Limited - India’s Largest FMCG Company

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Hindustan Unilever Limited is India’s largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Company.

It deals with products relating to Home care, Personal care and Food &Beverages.

HUL has over 35 household leading brands like Dove, Clinic Plus, Sunsilk, Pepsodent, Closeup, Axe, Brooke Bond, Bru, Knorr, Kissan as Lux, Lifebuoy, Surf Excel, Rin, Wheel, Fair & Lovely, Ponds, Vaseline, Lakmé, Kwality Wall’s and Pureit.

The company’s annual turnover for the financial year 2011 – 2012, was around Rs. 21,736 crores.

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Fast Moving Consumer Goods and is spread in more than 100 countries.

HUL is the subsidiary of Unilever; Unilever recorded an annual sale of about $46.5 billion in the year 2011, across the globe. Unilever has a share holding of 52% in HUL.

Hindustan Unilever Limited Financial chart of the year 2011-12
  • HUL has witnessed a growth of 18% in the domestic consumer business with 9% underlying volume growth.
  • HUL’s Profit before Interest and Tax (PBIT) increased by 25% with PBIT margin improving 140 basis points.
  • HUL has seen a growth of 20% in Profit after Tax but before exceptional items, PAT (bei), to Rs.2, 592 crore with Net Profit at Rs.2, 691 crore growing 17%.

Awards & Felicitations
  1. Pureit was conferred with Prestigious Innovation awards in 2011.
  2. For the year 2012 HUL won prestigious Golden Peacock Award.
  3. HUL has won 40 awards at the prestigious INDIASTAR 2012, 2013.
  4. CNBC Awaaz Consumer Awards 2010 was won by HUL.
  5. HR Excellence Award for the year 2008 was conferred upon HUL.
  6. For the year 2011, HUL brands get six EMVIES awards.
  7. HUL also won Annual Intellectual Property Award, for the year 2010.
  8. HUL also received Corporate Governance Award for the year 2011.
  9. HUL received Largest wealth Creator Award in the year 2002.


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