Unilever has acquired a controlling interest in the leading Ecuadorian detergents, personal products and foods company, Corporacion Jaboneria Nacional (CJN), for an undisclosed sum. CJN was founded in 1911 and is based in Guayaquil, Ecuador. It has strong market positions in detergents, toilet soaps, skin creams, dental care, margarine and edible oils and has sales of approximately $100 million.