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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.

WELCOME TO UCC SINGAPORE!

We are honoured to introduce you to our very best selection of UCC, a brand often synonymous with great offerings. Customer satisfaction with UCC is only made possible when we combine our top-quality products with a dedicated, hospitality-oriented customer service infrastructure.

We work together with customers to help them to achieve their business ambitions, and offer a wide range of product offerings for any occasion.

Our products, as always, remain at the heart of what we do and we will continue to demonstrate our commitment to this principal:

  • With our range of traditional, innovative, and exclusive products created only with high-quality ingredients.
  • With our first-class support services: specialist technical sales support, customer service telesales support, dedicated logistics teams and Innovation Centres.

Today, we want to express our heartfelt thanks for your continued business, and are grateful for the trust you have placed in us.

We are and will always remain attentive to your needs and will put our expertise at your service, bringing the vision, creative spirit, innovation and passion for good coffee, for your continued patronage.

Melanie Phua
Managing Director

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 Coffee Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Kobe Head Office UCC Ueshima Coffee Co,. Ltd. Hyogo Prefecture Kobe City Chuo-ku Minatojima Nakamachi 7-7 7, Japan
Singapore Head Office 1 Senoko Avenue, #05-08 [email protected], Singapore 758297 Tel:(+65) 65560880

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Managing Director Melanie Phua
Manager, Sales & Operations Joanne T. Serrano
Manager, B2C Ben Lim B.C
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