Unilever Caribbean Limited, located on the Eastern Main Road in Champs Fleurs, Trinidad, is a member of the vibrant and dynamic multi-national Unilever PCL which manufactures, markets and distributes fast moving consumer goods.
The origin of the present Company in Trinidad dates to 1929, when two predecessor companies – Trinidad Manufacturing & Refining, and West Indian Oil Industries – were established in Trinidad to produce crude soaps and fats. Unilever acquired these two companies and merged them into Lever Brothers West Indies Ltd. (LBWI) in 1964. In 2004, Unilever worldwide re-launched its corporate brand and logo and with this Lever Brothers West Indies became Unilever Caribbean Limited through a unanimous shareholder vote.
The current location of the Unilever factory at Champs Fleurs was built in 1960 and currently houses two plants – a Home Care facility which manufactures Breeze and Radiante laundry detergents, Quix Dishwashing Liquid, Cif Scourer and Comfort Fabric Softener, as well as a Foods Plant which manufactures popular margarine lines such as Blue Band, Flora, I Can’t Believe its Not Butter, Becel, Cookeen and Golden Ray. The local operation also imports finished goods from Unilever sites throughout the globe to market in Trinidad and Tobago as well as in its 17 export territories throughout the Caribbean. Some of these products include well known foods brands such as Lipton, Hellman’s, Ragu and Wishbone, and Personal Care Brands such as Axe, Dove, Rexona, Suave, Pond’s and Lux.
Today, Unilever Caribbean Limited (UCL) operates as part of the Greater Caribbean cluster comprising offices in Trinidad, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic, reporting into the United States. The Trinidad operation currently has a staff headcount of 400 employees in areas such as Human Resources, Finance and Information Management, Brand Building, Customer Development and Supply Chain (Logistics and Manufacturing).
Unilever Caribbean Limited promotes diversity among its workforce and supports the continuous development of employees at all levels. The Company is also an active corporate citizen in its neighbouring community of Mt. D’Or, continually supporting the community’s development through educational, infrastructural and health-focused programmes.
Unilever Caribbean’s mission is to Add Vitality to Life!
We continue to bring this alive to our consumers, our customers, employees and shareholders every day through our products, our relationships and our way of doing business!