Unilever Pakistan History
In the world of consumer products Unilever Pakistan has created an indelible name for itself with brands such as Lifebuoy, Lux, Surf and Walls.
Unilever Pakistan Limited needs no introduction
By far the largest consumer products company in Pakistan, UPL is a part of the consumer products giant Unilever.
UPL was established some fifty years ago in the then newly created Pakistan. The town of Rahim Yar Khan was the site chosen for setting up a vegetable oil factory in 1958 and that is where the first UPL manufacturing facility developed.
Now a force to be reckoned with
Today, Unilever Pakistan is a force to reckon with. Its contribution to Pakistan's economic development cannot be overestimated. Now operating four factories at different locations around the country, the company contributes a significant proportion of the country's taxes. It employs a large number of local managers and workers. It provides a pool of well-trained and highly motivated manpower to other segments and has introduced new and innovative technologies into the country.
The UPL Head Office was shifted to Karachi from the Rahim Yar Khan site in the mid 60's. By this time the once dusty and sleepy village was the hub of activities for UPL. A residential estate situated near the factory is the home of UPL employees at Rahim Yar Khan.