Unilever Transfers Soap Production to Honduras
An Honduras plant will be in charge of the production of the Candado de Dominicana soap brand, after the closure of production lines in the Dominican Replublic.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
La Prensa published on their website: "The soap plant, only sixty-five kilometers from the capital, employs 300 people and will increase production by ten percent with the new line, without the need for new investments. In 2008, Unilever of Honduras exported $60 millon to Central America and they will now add at least $6 million with these new exports to Dominican Republic."
During the first six months of 2013 exports of soap totaled $49.2 million compared to the same period in 2012 when the figure was $40 million.
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