The company has a significant and growing presence in the ASEAN and Oceania markets. It is among the Philippines' pioneers in the industry. It has been operating for over 50 years since Mr. John Gokongwei, Jr. established Universal Corn Products Inc. in 1954, a cornstarch manufacturing plant in Pasig City.
URC has built three strong regional brands over the years— Jack 'n Jill for snack foods, C2 Cool and Clean for ready-to-drink tea, and Great Taste for coffee. These brands are becoming popular across the ASEAN region. We also have premium brands from Snack Brands Australia (SBA) through their snackfoods segment such as Thins, Cheezels, CC's, Kettle and Natural Chip, Co., and Griffin's through their high quality sweet biscuits and wide range of healthy wrapped snacks called Nice and Natural.