Unilever is working hard to make ‘sustainable living commonplace’. For over 10 years, we’ve helped their print management to fall in line.
Unilever needed a print management partner to improve processes, rationalise suppliers and build best practice. While making drastic savings – and bringing innovation and new ideas.
First, it wanted us to build a great service in the UK. Then to roll it out across Europe.
Our experts now sit within Unilever’s offices in twenty-six countries. We fine-tune the print processes, build local relationships and deliver creative for 400 brands. We’re the critical link between global and local, marketing and procurement.
We also run ‘Partner to Win’, an award-winning strategic programme, focused on building relationships with selected key supply partners – like us.
We built a great service in the UK and earned our place as a strategic partner. Then, together with global procurement, we quickly and effectively pushed our print management concept across Europe.
Our latest challenge? Building on our success by continually aligning processes, standardising best practice, maximising budgets – and achieving brand consistency.
We have a global partnership with Konica Minolta, but they never forget the importance of local-to-local engagement. They’re part of our team and directly engaged with local stakeholders, ready to advise and respond rapidly to requests.
Melanie Brauner, Unilever Marketing Procurement
20% like-for-like savings
75% of Unilever’s materials are now printed on FSC paper – a year ahead of target
Unilever will only use FSC paper by 2020
Consistency across 400 brands
Over $100,000 saved on a single process improvement in Central and Eastern Europe
Over $30m contracted revenue
We’re testing adaptive planning at POS.. this means converting POS to social media which gives us an amazing opportunity to connect with our people! KMMS, our marketing execution partner, has been instrumental in bringing this vision to life, and we are delighted with the service, and the results!
Global Brand Manager Ice Cream Visibility