History

 

 
  
90+ Fruitful Years
in the Philippines
 
 
Nourishing Families. Enriching Lives. Every Day.
Throughout Our 90+ Years of Operations in the Philippines

It has been a long and fruitful journey. The first pineapple seeds brought in from the pest-devastated pineapple fields in Hawaii had grown lush in a new land. Our American and Filipino pioneers worked side by side to build the company from the ground up. New generations of highly skilled and dedicated Filipinos team have taken full rein of our expanding operations.

 
1920s
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Ox-powered pineapple cultivation highlights Philpack's (now DMPI) humble roots in Bukidnon.

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Experimental plot in Diklum (Bukidnon), 1926. Pineapple crowns from plot were gathered and planted as initial seeds.

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Harry White, Philpack's 1st President (1926-1938), steers the company through start-up years.

 
1930s
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Tagoloan Mayor Cosin persuades young women to work at Cannery.

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Mechanical farming starts at the Plantation, with purchase of US-made tractors and trucks.

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Philippine President Manuel Quezon, and James McNeil Crawford, Philpack's 2nd President, at the Cannery.

 
1940s
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Cannery complex, at the end of World War II.

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Surviving crowns are gathered and replanted to begin a new plant cycle.

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The Cannery gains new packing lines.

 
1950s
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Further mechanization improves yield.

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Philpack opens its Sales and Marketing offices in Intramuros (Manila).

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Workers celebrate Workers Day, highlighting worker unity.

 
1960s
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Cannery expands, with new can plant, processing lines for tomato, papaya and tuna, and a seaport.

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Filipinos rise to top positions in Mindanao operations. Luis Lorenzo becomes the 1st Filipino Plantation Manager.

 
1970s
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Philpack ventures into banana-growing for export, in the Davao and Misamis provinces.

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Quality checks are conducted on all processed products.

 
1980s
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Administrative employees get together as the Bugo Main Office Building opens.

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For the 2nd time, DMPI is named Outstanding Employer by PMAP.

 
1990s
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DMPI celebrates 65 years in the Philippines.

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Manila-based Sales executives are honored for outstanding performance.

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Del Monte Pacific Ltd. (DMPL), parent of DMPI, is listed on the Singapore Exchange.

 
2000s
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NutriAsia Pacifc Limited acquires majority stake in DMPL.

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DMPL acquires exclusive rights to the S&W brand globally except in Australia and New Zealand.

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DMPL enters into a JV with the Bharti group in India.

 
2010s
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DMPL acquires the consumer food business of Del Monte Corporation in the US. The acquisition reunites DMPI with our founding parent, and brings our products directly into the world's largest consumer market.

 
 
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Our Manila office is named after the late Jose Yao Campos, pioneer of the Asian pharmaceuticals industry and father of our CEO.

 
 
 
Looking forward to the next 90 years, let us put more value into the fruit that we produce.”
 
Mr. Joselito D. Campos, Jr.
President and CEO