Two of Unilever’s production facilities have been awarded Lighthouse statues by the World Economic Forum. The award recognises the factories’ use of technology to enhance productivity and efficiency as well as their environmental credentials.
At the start of the year, manufacturers were gearing up for growth. With the end of Covid restrictions in the west and omicron receding, it was back to business.
Specialty chemicals provider Azelis has expanded its foothold into the South American market with the purchase of ROCSA Colombia S.A., a specialty chemical distributor active in both life sciences and industrial chemical markets.
Procter & Gamble’s Lima plant has been awarded a US$400,000 grant by the Ohio Rail Development Commission, according to a report published by LimaOhio.com.
The pandemic killed the global supply chain as we knew it and several suppliers, manufacturers and retailers have struggled to come to terms with that in 2021. The result? Empty shelves, rising inflation and a stark choice between passing on the rising costs to consumers or taking a hit on margin to come.
Supply chain disruption prompted by pandemic shutdowns has persisted throughout 2021 and only those able to think on their feet and come up with workarounds can thrive in this environment. Investment in local sourcing, safeguarding raw materials supply, local manufacturing hubs, a flexible approach to logistics and the ability to generate power on site have all been crucial for success in the past 12 months.
Companhia Brasileira de Aluminio (CBA) has announced that it will create a specific business unit to manage its energy self-generation assets.
Procter & Gamble is set to invest 600 million pesos (US$5.8 million) in a bid to modernize and increase its production lines in Argentina, according to a report by Market Research Telecast.
Mexico has become the first North American country to pass a ban on testing cosmetic on animals, with the senate giving unanimous support.
Unilever is planning to increase production of its four Mexican plants, funded by a 5.5 million pesos (US$277 million) investment over the course of the next three years, according to a report by Mexico News Daily.