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Lunch Lecture Unilever

4 June @ 12:30 - 13:30

Unilever is a leading multinational consumer goods company, headquartered in London, and established in 1894. It operates in over 190 countries and boasts a diverse product portfolio, including brands like Dove, Knorr, Lipton, and Magnum. Unilever’s business is structured into five main categories: Beauty & Wellbeing, Personal Care, Home Care, Nutrition, and Ice Cream. In 2023, the company generated revenues of approximately €60.1 billion and employed around 127,000 people worldwide.

Unilever is Interesting for Industrial Engineers:
  1. Global Operations and Supply Chain:
    • Unilever’s extensive global operations, with 280 manufacturing facilities and distribution in over 190 countries, provide industrial engineers with opportunities to work on complex supply chain and logistics challenges​ (Unilever)​.
  2. Innovation and R&D:
    • With significant investments in research and development (€908 million in 2023), Unilever focuses on continuous innovation. This includes the development of new products and improvements in manufacturing processes, which are key areas for industrial engineers​ (Unilever)​.
  3. Sustainability Initiatives:
    • Unilever’s strong commitment to sustainability, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the use of recycled materials, aligns with the principles of industrial engineering, which often emphasize efficiency and environmental responsibility​ (Unilever)​.
  4. Process Optimization:
    • Industrial engineers at Unilever can work on optimizing manufacturing processes to enhance efficiency and productivity. The company’s emphasis on world-class manufacturing and significant customer order processing presents numerous opportunities for process improvement projects​ (Unilever)​.
  5. Diverse Product Range:
    • The wide range of products and brands under Unilever’s portfolio means industrial engineers can gain experience in various sectors, from food and beverages to personal care and household products. This diversity provides a broad learning platform and the ability to apply engineering principles across different product lines​ (FT Markets)​​ (Craft.co)​.

Overall, Unilever’s scale, focus on innovation, commitment to sustainability, and diverse operations make it an attractive company for industrial engineers seeking to apply their skills in a dynamic and impactful environment.


You will receive one MyFuture point for this lunch lecture!

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4 June
12:30 - 13:30
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