The story of General Milling Corporation (GMC) started more than half a century ago
with the vision of its founder, Don Tirso Uytengsu of having locally produced flour in the Philippines.
Thus, in 1961, it established its first flour mill in Opon, Mactan.
The flour mill flourished and became a landmark in Cebu. The company itself became an employer to generations in the province.
It was, and still is, part of the lives of the hundreds of its employees and their families who depend on it.
The family as a central institution plus GMC’s emphasis on brand equity
made the company the multi-billion agro-industrial business that it is today.
Incorporated on June 26, 1958, General Milling Corporation began operations in Cebu in 1961.
Flour milling was the pioneering business when it started operations.
Over the years, it expanded operations to include feed milling, maize milling, agri-business and fermentation.
Today, Flour Milling, Feeds Milling and Trading remain as the main strategic business units.
MILESTONES THROUGH THE YEARS
After the establishment of the Flour Milling operations in 1961,
GMC embarked on an accelerated expansion program that saw successive growths in other business lines.
1962. GMC established its fist animal feeds plant in Lapu-Lapu, Cebu.
1965. GMC established a corn mill plant in Lapu-lapu, Cebu.
1966. GMC began its operation in Luzon with the establishment of Agri-business, focusing on piggery & poultry.
This was also the year when it started the manufacture of fermented products,
with the incorporation of Basic Foods Corporation and partnering with Universal Foods Corporation.
Mid 1970. GMC established its first milling facilities in Manila,
with flour milling and feed milling as the initial undertaking.
1975. GMC expanded into the production of corn starch.
1982. GMC ventured into the manufacture and sales of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG)
raging from snack foods, pasta, instant noodles, edible oils and coffee.
1989. GMC acquired a soybean extraction plant with port/storage in Tabangao, Batangas.
1998. George K. Young became Chairman and President - heralding the company’s new thrust to strengthen its brand equity.
2004. GMC established a feed mill plant in Cagayan de Oro City.
2008. GMC celebrated its 50th founding anniversary.
Today, GMC is a highly diversified operation with its manufacturing complex in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu,
a feeds milling plant and corn buying terminal in Cagayan De Oro and its grain storage facility in General Santos City.
It also has a hatchery plant in Calamba, Laguna.