HUL says plants not fully operational due to restrictions on employee movement
Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) major Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has started operations at its manufacturing units in a low capacity due to a shortage of manpower at its factories.
The company is not able to operate at full capacity as its employees are facing restrictions in movement in various states amid the nationwide lockdown.
HUL has said that it is working with local authorities and state governments to ease out movement restrictions. The government has allowed manufacturing units to operate from April 20.
"Most of our factories, many of our distribution centres and majority of our suppliers are operating, but not at their full capacity. We continue to face local or state restrictions in the movement of our people who are working in essential goods supply chain," a spokesperson of HUL told PTI.
“We continue to work with local and state government authorities to get our operations towards the required capacity that the people in our country expect from us. We have moved to larger order sizes and direct shipping from factories to compensate, but this is far from efficient," the spokesperson added.
Hindustan Unilever produces essential personal care products such as soap, hand sanitiser, and cleaning products. It owns popular household brands including Lux, Lifebuoy, Surf Excel, Rin, Pond's, Vaseline, Lakme, Dove, Pepsodent, Brooke Bond, and Kissan.
The company owns 28 factories and has about 18,000 employees in the country.
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