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Universal Robina

The Universal Robina Corporation was founded in 1954 by John Gokongwei, Jr. through the establishment of the Universal Corn Products, which was a cornstarch manufacturing plant in Pasig City. The company expanded and became involved in a wide range of food businesses including the manufacture and distribution of consumer foods, flour milling and sugar milling and refining. The company also ventured in raising hogs and day-old chicks and the manufacture of animal and fish feeds, glucose and veterinary compounds. The company’s businesses are operated through divisions and subsidiaries that were organized in three core business segments: (a) branded consumer foods, (b) agro-industrial products and (c) commodity food products.

The company’s famous trade brands include C2 Green Tea, Jack n’ Jill sweet and salty snacks and confectioneries, Hunt’s tomato products, and the Payless and Nissin Cup noodle products. The noodle products are manufactured with the cooperation of Nissin Foods, a Japanese firm.

URC’s branded consumer foods division also manufactures and distributes a diverse mix of other snack, chocolate, candy, biscuit, bakery, beverage, noodles and tomato-based products. These products are distributed to 42,000 supermarkets, groceries and sari-sari stores in the Philippines. Its products are also being exported to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan and China.

URC is a core subsidiary of JG Summit Holdings, Inc. (JGSHI) which is one of the largest business conglomerates listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange. URC owned the Philippine Basketball Association franchise Great Taste Coffee Makers which played from the inaugural 1975 season to 1992 when the company sold the team to Sta. Lucia Realty. The Coffee Makers won 6 PBA championships.

Other Information

  • Type : Public (PSE)
  • Founded : 1954
  • Headquarters : Pasig City, Philippines
  • Industry : Manufacturing
  • Number of Directors:  9
  • Corporate Life :  50 years
  • Products : Confectionery, Snack foods, Grocery and convenience foods, Beverages

Key people

  • John Gokongwei, Founder and Chairman Emeritus
  • James L. Go, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Lance Y. Gokongwei, President, Chief Operating Officer, Director
  • Eugenie M.L. Villena, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Patrick O. Ng, Executive Vice President
  • Bienvenido S. Bautista, Executive Vice President
  • Constante T. Santos, Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller
  • Bach Johann M. Sebastian, Senior Vice President – Corporate Planning
  • David J. Lim, Vice President – Operations and Supply Chain
  • Ester T. Ang, Vice President, Treasurer
  • Geraldo N. Florencio, First Vice President, Controller

Subsidiaries and affiliates

List of products

  • Jack ‘n Jill (snacks)

              Piattos Potato Chips
              Mr. Chips
              Roller Coaster
              Chiz Curls
              Sea Crunch
              Choco Curls

  • Candies

              Jojo Gummi
              Star Fruits
              Star Pops

  • Candy Bars

              Big Bang
              Chooey Choco
              Chooey Toffee
              Cloud 9
              First Five

  • Biscuits

              Magic Flakes Premium Crackers
              Magic Flavors
              Magic Creams
              Magic Chips
              Presto Creams
              Dewberry Tarts
              Rainbow Bites
              Jack ‘n Jill Pretzels
              Choco Knots
              Berry Knots
              Milky Knots
              Hello! Wafers
              Hello! Wafrets
              Hello! Pipers
              Club House 3+1
              Club House Minis

  • Cakes

              Quake Bar
              Quake Layers
              Quake Rolls
              Quake Cups

  • Beverages
       Great Taste RTD
  • Bottled Beverages

          C2 Green Tea

  • Others

          Refresh Juice Powder, Water in Cups and Juice in Cups

  • Nissin products (under license from Nissin Food Products of Japan)
  • Payless Noodle Products
  • Hunts-URC products
  • Swiss Miss

Contact Information

  • 110 E. Rodriguez Avenue Bagumbayan
    Quezon City, 1110
    +63-2-6712935 (Phone)
    +63-2-6345317 (Fax)
  • 43/F Robinsons Equitable Tower, ADB Avenue corner Poveda St., Ortigas Center, Pasig City
    Tel. No/s:  (632) 633-7631 to 40 / (632) 240-8801
    Fax No/s:  (632) 633-9207 / (632) 240-9106


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