Huggies Maker, Kimberly-Clark To Stop Production Three Years After Investing $100m In Nigeria

Date: 30-05-2024 2:38 pm (2 weeks ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
- at 30-05-2024 02:38 PM (2 weeks ago)

Nairametrics reports that Diaper and sanitary pad manufacturer, Kimberley Clark will soon announce an imminent shutdown of its Ikorodu production facility two years after investing $100 million in Nigeria. 

Sources within the company informed Nairametrics that the plant has been producing below capacity from late 2023 into 2024 due to the harsh economic environment within the country. 

In 2022, the company inaugurated a $100 million production facility in Ikorodu, Lagos state to restart operations after a similar closure of operations in 2019 following a strategic review of its business.

Kimberly-Clark began operations in Nigeria in 2012 but stopped due to unfavourable economic conditions after five years in 2019 to later restart in 2021. 

The company produces Huggies diapers, sanitary pads, Kotex and other hygiene and personal care products. KC is a listed multinational on the New York Stock Exchange with the majority of its shares held by institutional investors like Blackrock Inc., Vanguard Group, Morgan Stanley etc. 

According to the source who claimed anonymity, the company since late 2022 have battled with high energy costs, raw materials and reduced demand from customers due to the prevailing economic situation.
This has resulted in downsizing and reduced production time from every day of the week to just Mondays to Thursdays. 

The company currently spends around N100 million on power generation monthly aside from maintenance costs and its monthly fixed spend on operations has risen over N500 million.

Posted: at 30-05-2024 02:38 PM (2 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 30-05-2024 03:22 PM (2 weeks ago)
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The government won't fix that!!  there is no investor in our country again!!  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 30-05-2024 03:22 PM (2 weeks ago) | Grande Master
- kp45 at 30-05-2024 06:04 PM (2 weeks ago)
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All investors taking first flight but the leaders blindfold their eyes.
Posted: at 30-05-2024 06:04 PM (2 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero
- nikiniki at 31-05-2024 01:45 AM (2 weeks ago)
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because they can't compete against inferior cheap goods from china which the masses prefers
Posted: at 31-05-2024 01:45 AM (2 weeks ago) | Gistmaniac