Kimberly-Clark Corporation to invest $60 million in Peru

(LIP-ir) — Kimberly-Clark, an American corporation that produces mostly paper-based consumer products, will invest $60 million in the construction of two plants in Lima, making them their regional center, announced today Peru’s president Alan Garcia.

Representatives from the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, which has plants in 40 countries across the world, met with the Head of State at the government palace this morning.

"With a $60 million investment, Kimberly-Clark will establish two plants, one in Puente Piedra and another in Santa Clara; and its personnel will increase from 600 to 1,200 workers", affirmed Peru’s president.

He added that the sites would be an export center for countries such as Chile, Bolivia and Ecuador.

The investment Kimberly-Clark has decided to make shows how the country’s stability continues to attract foreign investors, which in turn create jobs and add to Peru’s growth, said Garcia.

The president noted that Kimberly-Clark was known worldwide for the exceptional way in which it treated its workers. He added that the corporation was also helping Peru with environmental issues.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation representatives such as Blanca Quino (general manager), Marcelo Hernandez (operations manager) and Juan Carlos Belaunde (corporate affairs manager) were present at the government palace this morning.