Ueshima Tadao Shoten was founded in Kobe
Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd. was established with capital of 1 million yen; the Tokyo branch was opened
The first UCC building, formerly the Kobe Headquarters, was established
The UCC president, Tadao Ueshima, was appointed by the Japanese government to lead a team sent to observe how coffee was produced in Ethiopia and three other countries in East Africa
UCC developed the world’s first canned coffee beverage and began manufacture and sales
The industry’s first TV commercial for home-use coffee for brewing was screened
Tadao Ueshima represented Japan at the international coffee conference held in Mexico and gave a speech about coffee consumption in Japan
Construction was completed for what is now known as the Fuji Factory, the main plant for whole beans and ground coffee
UCC established Hills Bros. Coffee (Japan) Inc.
The UCC Blue Mountain Coffee Estate was opened in Jamaica
UCC became an official sponsor of Tokyo Disneyland
The UCC Coffee Museum was opened on Port Island in Kobe
UCC established a subsidiary in the U.S.
The UCC Hawaii Kona Coffee Estate was opened in Hawaii
UCC collaborated with Dutch firm Douwe Egberts to introduce its Moccomat® (now Cafitesse®) systems in Japan
Construction was completed for the Rokko Island Factory
UCC established a subsidiary in Shanghai, China
UCC became the first company in the coffee industry to obtain ISO 9001 certification at all its factories
UCC became an official sponsor of Tokyo DisneySea
The Specialty Coffee Association of Japan was established and Tatsushi Ueshima became its first chairman
UCC Blue Mountain Coffee Estate in Jamaica became the first coffee estate in the Caribbean to obtain Rainforest Alliance certification
UCC Holdings Co.,Ltd. was established
UCC opened a local office in Vietnam
Construction was completed for the Shiga Factory
UCC opened the UCC Coffee Village in Kobe (featuring the UCC Coffee Museum, UCC Coffee Academy, and UCC Training Center)
UCC opened the UCC Coffee Academy Tokyo
ART COFFEE CO. LTD. became a subsidiary of Unicafe Inc.
UCC Group’s network has expanded across over 20 countries and regions in Europe and Asia. We continue to maintain top market share in the coffee industry for commercial, home and industrial use in Japan. Interested in being a part of our growing team?
UCC Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd (SINGAPORE)
UCC Coffee Singapore Pte. Ltd
KAFFE 7 Pte Ltd (SINGAPORE)
UCC Ueshima Coffee (PHILIPPINES) INC.
Allegro Beverage Corporation (PHILIPPINES)
UCC Coffee (TAIWAN) Co., Ltd.
UCC Coffee Shop (TAIWAN) Co., Ltd.
UCC Coffee Shop (HONG KONG) Co., Ltd
UCC Ueshima Coffee (THAILAND) Co., Ltd
UCC K2 Company Limited (THAILAND)
UCC Coffee Manufacturing (THAILAND) Co., Ltd
UCC Ueshima Coffee (VIETNAM) Co., Ltd.
PT. UCC Victo Oro Prima (INDONESIA)
PT. Bahana Genta Viktory (INDONESIA)
UCC Coffee Co., Ltd (KOREA)
UCC Ueshima Coffee (SHANGHAI) Co., Ltd
UCC Coffee (SHANGHAI) Co., Ltd