Unilever opens $1.5M Vaseline production factory in Kenya to meet skin care demands

Unilever has opened a new KES155 million (€1.3 million) factory in Kenya which will be focused on the production of its Vaseline products, as it looks to meet the growing demands in the region for quality skin care products.

The new state-of-the-art facility, which is based in Nairobi, serves the East African market and some countries in the COMESA region such as Zambia and Zimbabwe and will double the production of Vaseline petroleum jelly.

The company adds that the new production line comes with the latest technology available from Unilever globally.

“It shows how world class manufacturing processes, assets and skills can be deployed in Kenya as part of a site that is already zero non-hazardous waste to landfill and within Unilever efforts to drive up industry benchmarks,” said Unilever CEO for East Africa Marc Engel during the launch in Nairobi last week.