San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corporation (SMYPC), then San Miguel Packaging Products, traces its roots to the opening of the first brewery in the Philippines, La Fabrica de Cerveza de San Miguel, in 1890 to answer the need for packaging containers in the beer, dairy products, and carbonated drink businesses of San Miguel Corporation.
From there, SMYPC has expanded its business to provide not only glass packaging products but other formats like metal, paper, composites, plastics, and PET requirements to a wide variety
of industries, including the beverage, food, pharmaceutical, industrial, personal & household care industries.
SMYPC has also evolved to provide packaging services like Package Research & Testing, Creative Solutions, PET Recycling, Contract Filling, Trading, Distributorship, and other Logistical Services.
As SMYPC's product portfolio and clientele expanded, it has also expanded its market reach spreading to as far as Southeast Asia, Australia, Middle East, Africa, United States and Europe.
La Fabrica de Cerveza de San Miguel converted
an old mill in Manila, then known as La Isla de Provisor, into its first glass plant.
The company established its first crown and lithography line, Metal Closures and Lithography Plant.
Manila Plastics Plant in Pandacan, Manila became fully operational as the company's third facility providing the plastic case requirements of the company.
The old site was abandoned and the glass plant was transferred to Farola, Binondo, present site
of Manila Glass Plant.
Opening and establishment of the Mandaue Glass Plant.
Establishment of a Greenfield project - Rightpak International Corporation - now known as Rightpak Plan.
San Miguel Corporation entered into a joint venture with Nihon Yamamura Glass Co., Ltd.
of Japan creating San Miguel Yamamura Asia Corporation.
Opening of San Miguel Yamamura Haiphong
Glass Co., Ltd., the first offshore plant in Vietnam. San Miguel Rengo Packaging Corporation followed as a facility to produce corrugated carton boxes in Metro Manila. In September of the same year,
an agreement to establish Zhaoqing San Miguel Yamamura Glass Company Ltd. in China was reached.
Establishment of the SMC Yamamura Fuso Molds Corporation, a joint venture corporation between San Miguel Corporation, Nihon Yamamura Glass Company Ltd. and Fuso Machine & Mold Manufacturing Company, Ltd. Metal Container Plant followed. The year ended on a high note with the founding of Mindanao Corrugated Fibreboard, Inc.
San Miguel Corporation and Phu Tho Glass Company formed a joint venture in Vietnam called San Miguel Phu Tho Packaging Corporation Ltd.
The third Metal Closure and Lithography Plant was opened followed by the diversification of RefPET Plant. It was also renamed Canlubang PET and Caps Plant.
San Miguel Yamamura Asia Corporation fired up its second furnace â€“ further solidifying its status as the most modern glass facility in the country.
Acquisition of Cospak Pty., Ltd. of Australia creating a link to Australia, New Zealand, and other off-shore markets.
SMYPC entered into a partnership with Can-Pack S.A. for its 2-piece aluminum can manufacturing business. The joint-venture company was named Can Asia, Inc.
Establishment of the San Fernando, Cebu, and Davao Beverage Packaging Plants. The company established modern PET facilities in these areas in recognition of consumer preference for one-way packaging formats. Guolene, Malaysia, which gave birth to San Miguel Yamamura Packaging & Printing Sdn. Bhd., was acquired. San Miguel Yamamura Plastic Films, Sdn. Bhd., and San Miguel Yamamura Woven Products, Sdn. Bhd. Packaging Research Centre was also formed in
the same year.
Joint venture between Nihon Yamamura Glass Co., Ltd., or NYG and San Miguel Corporation which formed today's San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corporation (SMYPC)
P.T. San Miguel Yamamura Utama Indoplas in Indonesia became SMYPC's latest addition to its PET Packaging business overseas.