Kimberly-Clark Nigeria, makers of trusted diaper Huggies® and female sanitary products, Kotex®, is preparing to inaugurate a new manufacturing facility in Ikorodu, Lagos, in furtherance of its vision to provide “better care for a better world.” The new state of the art manufacturing facility is equipped with enhanced technology and capabilities to better serve its consumers. Operations at the facility commenced in the final quarter of the 2021, but the official inauguration date was scheduled for later in compliance with the company’s COVID regulations and guidelines for hosting gatherings.
In addition to enhancing the company’s manufacturing capacity to meet the increasing demand for quality and safe baby care and essential feminine products, Kimberly-Clark Nigeria’s new state of-the-art facility will contribute to already established efforts to improve livelihood and create job opportunities, especially for the Ikorodu community.
In 2019, the company had communicated its plans to shut down its manufacturing facility, following a strategic review of its business model. It was explained that the facility closure would allow the company to be more flexible to invest in growth opportunities and compete even more effectively in Nigeria. Now, less than two years later, Kimberly-Clark is fulfilling its promise.
The facility spans an impressive 14,800m² area of a total land plot of 86,000m². In addition to being symbolic of Kimberly-Clark’s vision for growth in Nigeria, it is already delivering high-quality essential hygiene and personal care products using best-in-class production assets.
Kimberly-Clark began operations in Nigeria in 2012, with the introduction of Huggies® diapers into the Nigerian market in 2015 and Kotex® sanitary pads in 2019. It continues to create impact not only through high quality and affordable products but also through associated initiatives such as She-Sabi , which is geared towards improving the lives of young girls in secondary schools, and the Huggies® hospital sampling programme, which reaches expectant mothers with key information about how to help babies stay healthy and comfortable.
Kimberly-Clark is committed to continue investing in its status as a world-class local manufacturer and promises to continue to provide Nigerian consumers with top quality essential hygiene and personal care products.