Amoy Canning was first founded in Amoy (Xiamen),
China in 1908. Initially the company was set up to produce soy sauce.
It soon bought over a nearby dairy farm to produce local delicacies
for exports to countries like the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore,
and the domestic market.
In 1913, Amoy Canning hired an American called Kroch
to set up a canning factory in Xiamen and help with the transfer
of technology. The company expanded from Xiamen until it had a number
of factories in China. After Amoy Canning merged with its rival Ta
Tong, a branch was set up in Hong Kong, followed by a factory in
1929. In 1938, its head office was moved to Hong Kong arising from
the war in China.
Amoy Canning set up its first Southeast Asian factory
in Singapore in 1951 and subsequently expanded to Malaysia in 1954
under Amoy Canning Corp. (M) Berhad. Today, Amoy Canning’s principle
business in Singapore is in the manufacturing and distribution of
canned foods and food sauces under our own brand, Amocan; while Amoy
Canning’s principle business in Malaysia is in the manufacturing
and distribution of non-carbonated soft drinks namely Asian Drinks
including Soya Drink and Fruit Drinks under our own brand, Delite,
in 250ml and 1000ml Tetra Pak packaging, Can and PP Bottle.