UNICHARM’S PLANT INAUGURATED AT SRI CITY

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General of Japan in Chennai, formally inaugurated the Unicharm India’s new production plant

and declared it inaugurated. Unicharm India is a wholly-owned subsidiary of M/S Unicharm

Corporation, a Japanese manufacturing company of health & hygiene products.

Mr. Takahisa Takahara, President & CEO, Unicharm Corporation, Mr. Yukihiro Kimura,

Managing Director, Unicharm India, Mr. Koichi Obara, President, Media Corporation, and Mr.

Takayoshi Sato, President, SATO Facilities were present on the occasion.

Addressing the gathering, Mr. Seiji Baba said, “I am happy to inaugurate Unicharm’s new plant,

and wish them ‘all the best’.”

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Takahisa Takahara said that as a part of their strategy to expand

business in India, they preferred to set up plant in Sri City for various advantages. “First and

foremost, Sri City offers world class infrastructure facilities. Its proximity to international air and

sea ports will greatly facilitate our imports and exports. Availability of extensive land at Sri City is

an additional advantage for expanding our plant in phases”, he added.

Complimenting the Unicharm, Mr. Ravindra Sannareddy, Managing Director, Sri City said that a

production plant of this scale will certainly create plenty of jobs to the local people. “In India, of

late, hygiene industry is experiencing an unprecedented growth as hygiene products are being

adopted into the lifestyle of the masses. With its new plant becoming operational, I am sure,

Unicharm through its product differentiation, entrenched distribution network and innovative

marketing strategies will lead the market share in India too,” he added.

Mr. Kimura thanked Sri City for extending excellent support and solicited support of all the

associated business parterres to make Unicharm ‘number one’ in Indian market.

The Sri City plant, which is the second production unit of Unicharm in India, was built in a 40

acre plot. During the initial phase it will offer jobs for around 150 persons, with a preference to

women workers. In the final phase of operation its job potential will increase considerably.

In 2008, Unicharm set up its local head office at Gurgaon and also a production facility at

Majrakath in Rajasthan. The range of products include Feminine Napkins, Baby Diapers and

Adult Incontinence.

About Unicharm Corporation …

The Unicharm Corporation, established in 1961 at Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world’s leading

companies in manufacturing and distribution of baby care products, feminine care products and

pet care products. It aims to be an integrated company offering unique products and services

worldwide. It is well Known at the global level for its technical inventions and scientific advances

in each of the following areas – Feminine Napkins, Baby Diapers and Adult Incontinence. Being

the first to produce the Culotte Baby Diaper, it has created a new value to the consumer and

shifted the structure of Baby Diapers market. It stands the first in its domestic market share in

Japan, and it occupies similar places in some other markets where there are plants. Currently

Unicharm has 40 local subsidiaries and two associated companies in several countries around

the world including, East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

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