In India, one company effects two out of three people. With over one million retail outlets, Hindustan Unilever (HUL) is the largest consumer goods company in the country. It is owned by the European company Unilever, which owns fifty-two percent of the stake.
HUL’s mission is to help people feel good, look good, and get more out of life with products and services. The company has more than sixteen thousand employees; and contributes to the indirect employment of over 52,000, making them one of the largest employers in the country.
Hindustan Unilever’s products range from food to personal and home care brands. From every sumptuous soup and sensuous soap, their products are created to help consumers get the best out of life. Their passion for understanding what people want and need makes their brands a popular choice.
With such a diverse product line, Hindustan Unilever impresses everyone with their ability to stay on top of the game. They are ranked sixth of the world’s most innovative companies for coming up with such an effective system of operation. They also set up Unilever Research India in 1997, where innovations in products and manufacturing processes are developed.
The company has been so successful that they had a recordsurge after their actual profit beat analysts’s estimates. Their net income increased twenty-two percent to 6.89 billion rupees for the third quarter of 2011 — a far cry from the predicted 5.81 billion-rupee median.
With their mission to make consumers’s lives better through their products, Hindustan Unilever is indeed a benchmark for excellent customer service and innovation. Two out of three Indians and the rest of India’s population can attest to this fact.