Unilever Nepal History
Unilever Nepal’s (UNL) parent company Hindustan Unilever Limited has been operating in India since 1956 and the brands were accessed to Nepal since then through imports.
The journey of Unilever Nepal started in 1992 when Nepal Lever Limited, set up a factory in Makwanpur district with an initial investment of 73.65 million NPR. The factory started with the production of detergents, cleaning powders, toothpaste and toilet soaps. The manufacturing activity of UNL commenced with the commercial production of Wheel washing powder in one kg packaging in February 1994. UNL began exporting its products from 1995 and started to earn profits from the third year of production.
The exports gradually decreased from the early 2000 and stopped completely in 2004. UNL then explored the option of shifting focus on expanding Nepalese markets and that was when the company was renamed to Unilever Nepal Limited.