Unilever has invested €20 million in a new production facility in the Kyiv region of Ukraine, which is expected to open in 2024.
The new factory will create around 100 jobs and will manufacture personal care products including shampoos and shower gels for brands such as Dove, Axe, TRESemmé and Clear.
The hub will predominantly supply the local Ukrainian market but has future potential to export to European markets.
Unilever currently employs more than 100 people in Ukraine.
Vasyl Bovdilov, general manager, Unilever Ukraine, said, “This investment shows our long-term commitment to the country and its people, including our employees, customers and partners. It is also a fitting way to mark the 30th anniversary of our business in Ukraine, which we will celebrate later this year. Our new manufacturing facility will create new jobs, increase our production capacity, and above all serve the needs of Ukrainian consumers with high quality, sustainable products