From Government of Indonesia

Unilever to Boost Capacity

After a year in which it put on 19% improved net profit, PT Unilever Indonesia will spend around Rp500 million this year on increasing production capacity, The Jakarta Post reported.

Unilever Indonesia booked a net profit of Rp1.72 trillion ($194.68 million) in 2006, up from Rp1.44
trillion in 2005.

This increase was attributed in part to a 13% growth in hygiene and personal care products, with laundry detergents Rinso and Surf and Ponds skin lotion the largest contributors. Foods and ice cream products grew 17%, with Bango sweet soy sauce and Taro Snacks leading the growth.

President director Maurits Lalisang told a press conference after the annual shareholder meeting Thursday (31/5/07) that the company as focusing on strengthening production capacity to support growth in skin, soy sauce and ice cream products.

Unilever Indonesia was open to the possibility of acquiring other companies that could support Unileverís core business of food and home and personal care.
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