Uni-President Enterprises Corporation
Uni-President Enterprises Corporation (Chinese: 統一企業公司; pinyin: Tǒngyī Qǐyè Gōngsī; Wade–Giles: T'ung-i Chi-yeh) is an international food conglomerate based in Tainan, Taiwan. It is the largest food production company in Taiwan as well as Asia, and has a significant market share in dairy products, foods and snacks, and beverages. It is also responsible for running Starbucks, 7-Eleven, Mister Donut and Carrefour in Taiwan. In addition, Uni-President has subsidiaries in Mainland China and Thailand.
|Revenue||NT$456 billion (2013)|
Number of employees
|Subsidiaries||President Chain Stores|
|Uni-President Enterprises Corporation|
In 1967, the “Uni-President Enterprise Co.” was opened in Syuejia, Tainan County. It started with the production of flour and feed. The chairman was Wu Xiuqi, and the general manager was Kao Ching-yuen.
In 1969, Uni-President began preparations for the production of instant noodles and cooperated with Nissin Milling Technology to that end, and subsequently invested and set up factories in Thailand and established dealers in Hong Kong.
Food safety incidents
In 2001, the United Kingdom Food Standards Agency (FSA) found in tests of various sauces, including soy sauces, that 22% of samples contained the carcinogen 3-MCPD as well as its derivative 1,3-DCP at levels considerably higher than those deemed safe by the European Union.