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Encyclopedia > Hindustan Unilever Limited
Hindustan Lever Limited
Type Public
Founded 1933
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Key people Flag of India Mr.Harish Manwani Chairman
Flag of South Africa Douglas Baillie, CEO
Industry FMCG
Products tea, soap, detergents
Employees 41,000
Parent Unilever
Website www.hll.com

Hindustan Unilever Limited, erstwhile Hindustan Lever Limited (also called HLL), headquartered in Mumbai, is India's largest consumer products company, formed in 1933 as Lever Brothers India Limited. Its 41,000 employees are headed by Mr.Harish Manwani, the non-executive chairman of the board. HLL is the market leader in Indian products such as tea, soaps, detergents, as its products have become daily household name in India. The Anglo-Dutch company Unilever owns a majority stake in Hindustan Lever Limited. Image File history File links HLL_logo. ... A public company is a company owned by the public rather than by relatively few individuals. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Mumbai (Marathi: मुंबई, IPA: ), formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of the state of Maharashtra, the most populous city of India, and by some measures the most populous city in the world with an estimated population of about 13 million (as of 2006). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... FMCG is an acronym for Fast Moving Consumer Goods. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Unilever (Euronext: UNA, LSE: ULVR, NYSE: UN) is an Anglo-Dutch company that owns many of the worlds consumer product brands in foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... Mumbai (Marathi: मुंबई, IPA: ), formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of the state of Maharashtra, the most populous city of India, and by some measures the most populous city in the world with an estimated population of about 13 million (as of 2006). ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Tea leaves in a Chinese gaiwan. ... This article is about a common cleaning mixture. ... A detergent is a compound, or a mixture of compounds, intended to assist cleaning. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Unilever (Euronext: UNA, LSE: ULVR, NYSE: UN) is an Anglo-Dutch company that owns many of the worlds consumer product brands in foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. ...


Recently in February 2007, the company has been renamed to "Hindustan Unilever Limited" to provide the optimum balance between maintaining the heritage of the Company and the future benefits and synergies of global alignment with the corporate name of "Unilever". This decision will be put to the Shareholdrs for approval in next "Annual General Meeting"

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Brands

Wheel Detergent ad in rural Nepal area.
Wheel Detergent ad in rural Nepal area.

Some of its brands include Kwality Walls ice cream, Lifebuoy, Lux, Breeze, Liril, Rexona, Hamam, Moti soaps,Pureit Water Purifier ,Lipton tea, Brooke Bond tea, Bru Coffee, Pepsodent and Close Up toothpaste and brushes, and Surf, Rin and Wheel laundry detergents, Kissan squashes and jams, Annapurna salt and atta, Pond's talcs and creams, Vaseline lotions, Fair & Lovely creams, Lakmé beauty products, Clinic Plus, Clinic All Clear, Sunsilk and Lux shampoos, Vim dishwash, Ala bleach and Domex disinfectant. Image File history File links Wheel-detergent. ... Image File history File links Wheel-detergent. ... Lifebuoy is a brand of soap originally marketed by Lever Brothers in England beginning in 1895. ... Lux soap was introduced in 1925 as a toilet soap by Lever Brothers. ... Rexona is a deodorant ... Lipton is the worlds best-known and best-selling brand of both hot leaf and ready-to-drink tea[]. It forms part of the Unilever portfolio which sells around 15. ... Brooke Bond was a brand name tea retailer in the UK. In the 1950s and 1960s packets of Brooke Bond tea included illustrated tea cards, usually 50 in a series, which were collected by many children. ... Pepsodent is a brand of toothpaste formerly owned by Unilever. ... Look up surf on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Ponds Cream is a brand of beauty and healthcare products that is produced by the multinational company Unilever. ... Petroleum jelly or petrolatum is a byproduct of the refining of petroleum, made from the residue of petroleum distillation left in the still after all the oil has been vaporized. ... Lakmé is an Indian brand of cosmetics, owned by Unilever. ... Sunsilk is the name of a brand of hair care products for women produced by the Unilever group. ...


Marketing

In February 2003 Hindustan Lever Limited has launched a new division called Hindustan Lever Network (See external links). This division markets a wide range of Fast Moving Consumer Goods through Network Marketing. Network Marketing was pioneered in the United States of America in the 1940s by companies like Amway Corporation and operates by recruiting individuals as consultants. These consultants are paid a commission on the purchases made by them and on the purchases made by those recruited by them. Hindustan Lever Limited (also called HLL), headquartered in Mumbai, is Indias largest consumer products company, formed in 1933 as Lever Brothers India Limited. ... Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), also known as Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), are products that have a quick turnover, and relatively low cost. ... Amway is a multi-level marketing (MLM) or technically called network marketing company founded in 1959 by Jay Van Andel and Rich DeVos (father of Michigan gubernatorial candidate Dick DeVos). ...


See also

The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... A variety of shampoos, showing different brands and manufacturers. ... This is a list of chandigarhn listed companies including Public Sector Undertakings. ...

External links

  • Official website of Hindustan Lever Limited
  • Official website of Hindustan Lever Network
  • HLL's role in mercury poisoning in Kodaikanal
  • Unofficial Hindustan Lever Limited Blog
  • Review of Home Shopping Service from Hindustan Lever Limited

 
 

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