Pilmico Foods Corporation, the food subsidiary of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, is one of the country’s largest flour milling companies. Since 1962 we have been providing our customers with world-class wheat flour and related products and we have been ranked among the top three domestic flour producers in terms of sales. Making up to our top-of-the-line flour brands are “Sun Moon Star”, “Sunshine”, “Glowing Sun”, “Kutitap”, “Gold Star”, Megastar and “Wooden Spoon”. Our line of high grade feed ingredients includes Hard Swine Base Feeds, Soft Swine Base Feeds, Wheat Germ and Pollard.
In 1998, through our wholly-owned subsidiary, Pilmico Animal Nutrition, we ventured into feeds and swine business. Our high-quality feeds include the brands Ultimax, Elite, Classic, Civic and Lakas Tandem for hogs; Poultry Express, Avemax, Gallimax and Salto for poultry; and Pork and Poultry Solutions for farm accounts. We also have concentrates for both hogs and poultry under the brand, Supremecon. With our mission to drive our partners’ business dynamics to outstanding results, our company stands for being your Partners for Growth.
PILMICO FOODS CORPORATION
Incorporated on August 8, 1958, Pilmico started out as a joint venture among the Aboitiz Group, the Lu Do Group, the Soriano Group and the Pillsbury Group of the United States. The Lu Do, Soriano and Pillsbury Groups eventually sold off their holdings to AEV.
We are primarily engaged in the manufacture of wheat flour and wheat by-products. Our products are distributed nationwide through external distributors and dealers located in major cities like Manila, Davao, Iloilo, Bacolod, Iligan and Cebu. Our distributors handle sales to bakeries, restaurant chains, hotels, and other large end-users. We import both soft and hard wheat, the main raw materials for our products, from the United States and Canada.
PILMICO ANIMAL NUTRITION CORPORATION
To diversify from the cyclical nature of our existing products, we entered the swine production and animal feeds businesses in 1997 through Pilmico Animal Nutrition Corporation, formerly Fil-Am Foods, Inc., a joint venture with Tyson International Holding Company, a subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc., and PM Nutrition Company, Inc., an affiliate of Purina Mills, Inc. On July 18, 1998, we began commercial operations of our feed milling plant, and started our swine breeder and finisher operations in the second half of that year.
We provide high-nutrition quality feeds under the Pilmico brand. As part of our Diamond Program concept which is the raisers’ key to profitable production, we also provide counsel on animal nutrition and management and superior piglets for farmers to grow to market.
In October 2002, Pilmico Animal Nutrition Corporation became a wholly owned subsidiary of Pilmico following the acquisition of our partners' equity. This strengthened our focus and core competence in the feed milling industry. This buy-out paved the way to several major developments in the business such as the opening of our Iligan plant in September 2008, the expansion of our swine breeder and finisher farms, the opening of our grower-finisher and nucleus farms and the construction of a biogas system in our farm facilities.
Today, Pilmico Animal Nutrition Corporation is a wholly owned Aboitiz company. Our partnership with Longview Research Center in the US remains in effect to make sure that every product we produce is consistent in quality and performance Pilmico is known for. More than anything else, technical expertise and excellent herd health program are the key to our continued growth in this industry. Our people are equipped with the proper know-how on management, breeding, healthcare and nutrition and feeding.