Construction of new facilities area 7500 sq.m. and a complete reconstruction of production and warehouse complex with total area of 30,000 square meters. m will provide, thanks to a new process technology, effectively doubling the amount produced by “Northern Lights” cosmetic products. This will allow to fully meet the demand in the domestic Russian market and to ensure the growing exports to the European Union and the Asia-Pacific region by 2020.
Total investment in the first phase of construction and reconstruction, as well as the launch of new production facilities, scheduled for the end of 2014, will amount to 36 million euros. Chief Executive Officer of Unilever Paul Polman and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte also opened to the “Northern Lights” and a brand new plant for the processing and treatment of industrial waters, equipped with unique to the industry of St. Petersburg innovative technology to ultimately bring the quality of waste water to the level of drinking water standards.
Construction of the station area of 500 sq.m. Unilever has managed to more than 3 million euros. A new level of industrial water purification has become another firm step in the implementation of the Plan in Russia sustainable development and improving the quality of life of Unilever (Unilever Sustainable Living Plan). Paul Polman said: “It is symbolic that 20 years ago, Unilever story began in Russia from here – from St. Petersburg. Today, the project of modernization of the company fully meets our desire to double the pace of our business and to do it as responsibly. “