Our six strategic laboratories
Our strategic research and development laboratories are located in the UK, the Netherlands, the US, China and India.
The Bangalore R&D centre contributes to brands including Lifebuoy, Pureit, Ponds, Fair and Lovely, Radiant, Omo, Brooke Bond, Lipton, Walls and Knorr. Unilever's recent initiative on water purification was also driven out of this laboratory.
The Colworth lab is part of an innovation eco-system where Unilever R&D, entrepreneurs and academics (the site is near Oxford and Cambridge universities) can network and collaborate.
Port Sunlight is one of Unilever’s largest centres for research and development, creating new and improved products for global markets.
Our Shanghai research centre focuses on global research and development for brands including Amora, Clear, Domestos, Dove, Hellmann’s, Knorr, Lipton, Lux, Magnum, OMO, Pond’s and Rexona.
Trumbull R&D centre supports over a dozen brands across Unilever’s Skin, Hair and Deodorants categories including Pond’s, Lux, Dove, Axe, Vaseline, Fair & Lovely, Lifebuoy, Suave, Q-Tips, Degree, Sunsilk, Caress, Lever 2000 and TIGI.
Vlaardingen R&D is the global development centre for our spreads and dressings brands, and the regional development centre for laundry, skincare, haircare and machine dishwashing products.