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OUR VISION

Since its conception in 1933, UCC Group has embodied the founding spirit of ‘delivering flavourful coffee to as many people as possible anytime and anywhere’. This vision led us to expand the coffee business to encompass every aspect of coffee. From the cultivation of coffee trees, procurement of materials, R&D, roasting & processing, sales, creating coffee culture, to quality assurance. Our ambition is the driving force behind our constant pursuit of innovation such as creating the nation’s first vacuum-packed ground coffee, world’s first canned coffee and Japan’s unique coffee shop styles. By refining our techniques and expanding our offerings, we will consistently add value to the market.

Looking ahead, we’ll continue to take on the challenge of contributing towards a sustainable society so that we can continue to deliver “Good Coffee Smile” to as many people as possible across the globe.

APAC COO MESSAGE

UCC’s entry to the Asia Pacific region goes back to 1984 with more than 35 years of customer engagements. As Japan’s No.1 coffee company today, we have aggressively expanded our business across 9 countries and 18 subsidiaries. Our aim and mission have always been to deliver B2B solutions through customer engagements and professional services, and B2C offerings in all online and offline touchpoints in this region, accompanied by our UCC Café stores across Asia.

Such wide-spread coffee solutions and offerings are only available at UCC. Echoing our vision, we will strive for excellence in delivering our promise and commitment to grow together with our customers and clients in this region.

We hope this website can help our customers and consumers better understand our vision and philosophy, and our never-ending love for coffee.

Kosuke "Keith" Fujishima
Chief Operation Officer
UCC ASIA PACIFIC PTE LTD

Executive Director
UCC HOLDINGS CO., LTD

OUR HISTORY

The UCC story began in 1933 when an ambitious young man established a western food store in Kobe, Japan. Ueshima Tadao’s passion for all things Western soon led him to discover coffee. To him, coffee was a rich, aromatic ‘mysterious beverage’. It became an endeavour so passionate, he dedicated his life to making coffee popular across Japan.

Our History

1933

Ueshima Tadao Shoten was founded in Kobe

1951

Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd. was established with capital of 1 million yen; the Tokyo branch was opened

1960

The first UCC building, formerly the Kobe Headquarters, was established

1965

The UCC president, Tadao Ueshima, was appointed by the Japanese government to lead a team sent to observe how coffee was produced in Ethiopia and three other countries in East Africa

1969

UCC developed the world’s first canned coffee beverage and began manufacture and sales

1970

  • UCC Coffee Co.,Ltd., a manufacturer of coffee for brewing, was established in Takatsuki-shi, Osaka
  • Construction was completed for the factory now known as the Osaka Factory, Japan’s first fully automated plant. The plant was the first in Japan to manufacture vacuum-packed coffee
  • UCC began the nationwide rollout of UCC Coffee Bazaar, a specialty store offering roasted beans and custom grinds

1972

The industry’s first TV commercial for home-use coffee for brewing was screened

1974

Tadao Ueshima represented Japan at the international coffee conference held in Mexico and gave a speech about coffee consumption in Japan

1975

Construction was completed for what is now known as the Fuji Factory, the main plant for whole beans and ground coffee

1979

UCC established Hills Bros. Coffee (Japan) Inc.

1980

  • Tadao Ueshima became chairman and Tatsushi Ueshima became president of Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd.
  • The All Japan Coffee Association was established and Tadao Ueshima became its first chairman

1981

The UCC Blue Mountain Coffee Estate was opened in Jamaica

1983

UCC became an official sponsor of Tokyo Disneyland

1984

  • UCC established a subsidiary in Brazil
  • UCC opened a Singapore office

1985

  • UCC established a joint venture to process and package coffee beans in Taiwan
  • UCC established a joint venture to operate coffee shops in Hong Kong

1987

The UCC Coffee Museum was opened on Port Island in Kobe

1988

UCC established a subsidiary in the U.S.

1989

The UCC Hawaii Kona Coffee Estate was opened in Hawaii

1990

UCC collaborated with Dutch firm Douwe Egberts to introduce its Moccomat® (now Cafitesse®) systems in Japan

1991

  • The company name was changed to UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd.
  • The Japan Fair Trade Coffee Council was launched and Tatsushi Ueshima became its first chairman

1992

  • UCC Ueshima Coffee Head Office was completed on Port Island in Kobe
  • Construction was completed for the factory now known as the Hyogo Beverage Factory

1996

Construction was completed for the Rokko Island Factory

1998

UCC established a subsidiary in Shanghai, China

2000

UCC became the first company in the coffee industry to obtain ISO 9001 certification at all its factories

2001

UCC became an official sponsor of Tokyo DisneySea

2003

The Specialty Coffee Association of Japan was established and Tatsushi Ueshima became its first chairman

2007

  • The UCC Coffee Academy was opened
  • UCC obtained trademark use and trading rights for Caffè Greco

2008

UCC Blue Mountain Coffee Estate in Jamaica became the first coffee estate in the Caribbean to obtain Rainforest Alliance certification

2009

  • Tatsushi Ueshima became Representative Director-Chairman of UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd. and Representative of the UCC Group
  • Gota Ueshima became President and Representative Director of UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd. and CEO of the UCC Group

2010

UCC Holdings Co.,Ltd. was established

2011

UCC opened a local office in Vietnam

2012

Construction was completed for the Shiga Factory

2013

UCC opened the UCC Coffee Village in Kobe (featuring the UCC Coffee Museum, UCC Coffee Academy, and UCC Training Center)

2015

UCC opened the UCC Coffee Academy Tokyo

2016

  • Established a joint corporation in Singapore
  • Established SOLO FRESH COFFEE SYSTEM Co., Ltd.
  • Opened concept coffee shop that offers an assorted specialty coffees in the world, COFFEE LOVER’s PLANET in Taiwan

2017

  • Started full-fledged operation in UCC Gunma Factory to manufacture beverages
  • Established joint venture companies, “PT. BAHANA GENTA VIKTORY” and “PT. UCC VICTO ORO PRIMA” in Indonesia, and started manufacturing and sales of regular coffee
  • Established “FOODS FRIDGE CO., LTD.”
  • Established a subsidiary in Singapore

2018

  • Established UCC INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
  • Established a subsidiary in Vietnam
  • UESHIMA COFFEE FOODS Co., LTD. became a subsidiary
  • Established joint corporations in Philippines and Thai
  • Established UCC Innovation Center at Kobe headquarters site
  • UCC Milk-Coffee is certified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ as the Longest-selling ready-to-drink canned coffee brand. Record achievement: 49 years (1969-2018) Certified in 2018
  • Concluded a business partnership with QBIT Robotics
  • Opened UCC Coffee Academy in Philippines
  • Established a regular coffee manufacturing factory in Taiwan
  • Established UCC Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.

2019

ART COFFEE CO. LTD. became a subsidiary of Unicafe Inc.

2020

  • Opened First UCC Concept Store, UCC Coffee Roastery in Thailand, Bangkok
  • Established UCC K2 Company Limited (THAILAND)
  • Established UCC Coffee Manufacture (THAILAND) Company Limited
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OUR GLOBAL PRESENCE

UCC Group’s network has expanded across over 20 countries and regions in Europe and Asia. We continue to maintain top market share in the coffee industry for commercial, home and industrial use in Japan. Interested in being a part of our growing team?

OUR ASIA PACIFIC PRESENCE

UCC Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd (SINGAPORE)
UCC Coffee Singapore Pte. Ltd
KAFFE 7 Pte Ltd (SINGAPORE)
UCC Ueshima Coffee (PHILIPPINES) INC.
Allegro Beverage Corporation (PHILIPPINES)
UCC Coffee (TAIWAN) Co., Ltd.
UCC Coffee Shop (TAIWAN) Co., Ltd.
UCC Coffee Shop (HONG KONG) Co., Ltd
UCC Ueshima Coffee (THAILAND) Co., Ltd
UCC K2 Company Limited (THAILAND)
UCC Coffee Manufacturing (THAILAND) Co., Ltd
UCC Ueshima Coffee (VIETNAM) Co., Ltd.
PT. UCC Victo Oro Prima (INDONESIA)
PT. Bahana Genta Viktory (INDONESIA)
UCC Coffee Co., Ltd (KOREA)
UCC Ueshima Coffee (SHANGHAI) Co., Ltd
UCC Coffee (SHANGHAI) Co., Ltd

contact us OUR GLOBAL PRESENCE

CORPORATE PROFILE

CORPORATE OVERVIEW

Trade Name UCC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Kobe Head Office UCC Ueshima Coffee Co,. Ltd. Hyogo Prefecture Kobe City Chuo-ku Minatojima Nakamachi 7-7 7, Japan
APAC Singapore Head Office 36 Robinson Rd, #22-00 City House, (S) 068877

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Chief Operation Officer Kosuke “Keith” Fujishima
Vice President, New Business Development, Branding Management and Digital Commerce Tan Bee Ling
Director, Group Production Kouji Enomoto
Director, Corporate Planning Shunta Koike
Director, Finance & Accounting, IT and HR Tang Fang Ting
Director, Brand Management & Digital Commerce Shannon Chen
Senior Manager, Regional Sales & Machine Procurement Caleb Teo
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