HLL Lifecare Limited (formerly Hindustan Latex Limited) (HLL) is an Indian healthcare products manufacturing company based in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. A Government of India -owned corporation (Public-sector undertaking).
As a condom-manufacturing company, HLL Lifecare started small, but dreamed big. That dream changed lives in ways unimaginable. Soon, HLL became the go-to brand for various contraceptives. It was only a matter of time before diversification followed, bettering the brand with healthcare products and services. After more than 30 years of consistent quality performance, HLL Lifecare now takes on an even bigger responsibility – the vaccine security of the nation. No wonder then, at HLL work is about ‘innovating for healthy generations’, every day.
HLL’s first plant began operations on April 5, 1969 at Peroorkada in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. The plant was established in technical collaboration with M/s Okamoto Industries Inc. Japan.
Today, seven manufacturing plants later, HLL has grown into a multi-product, multi-unit organisation addressing various public health challenges facing humanity. In 2003, when HLL had a turnover of a mere INR 163 crores, it had set its sights on becoming a INR 1000 crore company by 2010. HLL not only surpassed this figure by 2010 but also drew a clear road map to achieve ten-fold growth by 2020.
Now, HLL is a Mini Ratna, upgraded as a Schedule B Central Public Sector Enterprise. The company received the Prime Minister Award for being the best public sector enterprise in India. It is also the only company in the world which manufactures and markets such a wide range of contraceptives. Today, HLL produces 1.316 billion condoms annually, making it one of the world’s leading condom manufacturers, accounting for nearly 10 percent of the global production capacity.
Over the years each of the initiatives taken up by HLL have been aimed at providing quality healthcare to every family. HLL’s ssociate institutions, Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust (HLFPPT) and LifeSpring Hospitals, have ensured this to the nation’s underserved and vulnerable populace, at an affordable cost.
With a vast array of innovative products, services and social programmes to meet the country’s healthcare needs, HLL Lifecare Limited is firmly on track, with its motto of 'Innovating for Healthy Generations'.
HLL continues to make its mark by setting new goals and taking on challenges others often view as impossible.