After announcing plans for new sites in Brazil and South Africa, Unicharm has confirmed it will also build a new factory in Brazil, a second site in India and a fifth manufacturing location in China. According to the company, the next new site will be built in Mexico. All of these investments will reportedly help Unicharm reach a goal of bringing its overseas sales to 80% by 2020.
Domestically, Unicharm is adding three new lines dedicated to making adult incontinence products in Japan. The lines will be at its sites in Shikoku, Fuskushima and Shizuoka and the investments will increase its light incontinence output by 20% and its adult pants capacity by 10%.