INDIAN-based personal care giant Wipro Consumer Care has grown by leaps and bounds since they acquired Unza Malaysia back in 2007, with the move giving it access not only to the Malaysian market, but also Indonesia, Vietnam, China and the Middle East. In this respect, Wipro Enterprises Ltd executive director Vineet Agrawal said acquisition was […]

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Wipro’s consumer care and lighting business expects to touch the $1 billion revenue milestone by next year, even as the company cuts down on under performing brands across all its major geographies and focuses the majority of its resources towards growing flagship brands such as Yardley and Santoor, a top company executive said. In an […]

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Living in the shadows of the IT business, Wipro’s Consumer Care enterprise often goes unnoticed. Yet, Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting is a globe-trotting behemoth in its own right, within striking distance of becoming a billion-dollar business.

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Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro Ltd, speaks as he presents the quarterly results at the Wipro campus in Bangalore April 27, 2011. Wipro Ltd forecast tepid growth for its mainstay information technology services business and warned wage increases would hit operating margins this year, sending its shares down four percent. REUTERS/Stringer (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS SCI TECH)

Trade skew notwithstanding, PM Modi’s Make In India pitch warrants taking China along instead of taking on the manufacturing powerhouse.. A few hours up an immaculately laid six-lane highway from Guangzhou port is the massive manufacturing city of Dongguan, the heartbeat of China’s export industry. One of the early foreign entrants was another Indian company, […]

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Armed with a cash chest of over 2,260 crore, Azim Premji-led Wipro’s Consumer business unit is looking for buyouts to accelerate growth and expand presence, especially in the domestic market.

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Wipro’s Consumer Care and Lighting business could end this fiscal year with $1 billion (Rs. 6000 crore) in revenue,as the privately held company expects the Narendra Modi-led government’s promised reforms to start reflecting on the ground,leading to a better second half of the year for the company.

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AzimPremji’s unlisted FMCG arm Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting (WCCLG) is gaining market share against Hindustan Unilever’s top selling soap brands Lifebuoy and Lux. In Andhra Pradesh, Santoor has maintained its lead with a 39% market share, and in Karnataka, it is No. 2 with an 18% share. Ironically, in 1985-86, when Santoor was first […]

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