Our R&D locations

Global reach

More than 6,000 scientists, engineers, chefs and technicians work in Unilever's R&D centres around the globe - inventing new products and improving existing products to delight consumers everywhere.

Our R&D centres located around the world help us to respond fast to changing needs, tastes and trends.

Bangalore, India

The Bangalore R&D centre contributes to brands including Lifebuoy, Ponds, Fair and Lovely, Omo, Lipton and Knorr. Unilever's work on water purification is also driven out of this laboratory.

Bangalore R & D centre

Bangalore, India

Colworth, UK

The Colworth lab is part of an innovation eco-system where Unilever R&D, entrepreneurs and academics can network and collaborate. It is also the home of Refreshment R&D and work on Safety Assurance.

Exterior of Colworth R&D facility

Colworth, UK

Port Sunlight, UK

Port Sunlight is one of Unilever’s largest centres for research and development, creating new and improved products for global markets. The work contributes to brands such as Dove, Omo, Rexona and Sunsilk.

Port Sunlight R&D Centre, UK

Port Sunlight, UK

Shanghai, China

Our cutting edge 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.

Shanghai R&D facility

Shanghai, China

Trumbull, North America

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, Degree, Sunsilk, Caress and TIGI.

Trumbull R & D centre

Trumbull, North America

Vlaardingen, NL

Vlaardingen is the global development centre for our spreads and dressings brands, and the regional centre for laundry, skincare, hair care and machine dishwash products.

Exterior of Vlaardingen R&D facility

Vlaardingen, the Netherlands