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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“The objective of the run is to foster the values the Wipro Unza and its employees stand for, which are ‘Intensity to Win, Act with Sensitivity and Unyielding Integrity’.” said Kumar Chander (Wipro Unza managing director).

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With a sales turnover of R5,021 crore in FY14, Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting (WCCL), part of Wipro Enterprise, is looking for acquisitions in developing countries such as Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, besides India Its focus is on acquiring brands in personal wash, toiletries and skin care. As part of its strategy, […]

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