Amoy Food

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Amoy Food Limited
Native name
淘化大同食品有限公司
Private company
IndustryFood processing, Food industry
Founded1908
Founder陳天恩
楊格非
Headquarters11-15 Dai Fu Street, Tai Po Industrial Estate, Tai Po, New Territories
ProductsSoy sauce, Frozen food
ParentCITIC Group
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese淘化大同
Websiteamoy.com

Amoy Food Limited (Chinese: 淘化大同, abbr. 淘大) is a cooking sauce and manufacturer of condiments in Hong Kong. Its products, which now include foodstuffs such as frozen foods and instant foods for heating in a microwave oven, are sold around the world. It is owned by CITIC Capital, a subsidiary of the CITIC Group.

Its former factory site in Ngau Tau Kok was sold in the 1970s and has since been turned into an apartment complex called the Amoy Gardens. It was one of the hotzones of infection during the 2003 SARS Epidemic in Hong Kong.

Etymology[edit]

Amoy (廈門) is an English romanisation, based on the Min Nan pronunciation of the city in Fujian province, China known in Mandarin as Xiamen.

History[edit]

In 1908, Tao Fa, the predecessor of the company, was founded in Xiamen for producing soy sauce and soy milk.

In 1928, Amoy was set up in Hong Kong.

In a 1947 advertisement, the company was named as Amoy Canning Corporation, Ltd. (Chinese: 香港淘化大同公司; Cantonese Yale: Hēunggóng Tòufa Daaihtùng Gūngsī) with factory in Ngau Tau Kok and the head office at Bonham Strand in Sheung Wan.

In 1977, Sime Darby group acquired 50% of Amoy Canning.[1]

In 1980, Hang Lung Development acquired 63% of Amoy Canning Corp. (HK) Ltd[2]

In 1983, fifty percent of the Amoy Food was acquired by Pillsbury.[3]

In 1987, a manufacturing plant was set up in Tai Po Industrial Estate in Tai Po.

In 1988, it was reported to be the largest soy sauce maker in the area, producing 6,000 tonnes a year.[3]

In 1991, Amoy became wholly owned by the French dairy products company Danone.

On 12 January 2006, Danone sold the company to Ajinomoto of Japan.

In 2013, Amoy frozen food's factory in China was moved to Tai Po Industrial Estate in Hong Kong.

In 2018, Ajinomoto sold the company to CITIC Group of China.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sime Darby & Co. Timeline:1910-2007" (PDF). Sime Darby. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Corp. Milestones 1960-90". Hang Lung Group. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  3. ^ a b Shurtleff, William; Aoyagi, Akiko. History of Soybeans and Soyfoods in Canada (1831–2010): Extensively Annotated Bibliography and Sourcebook.

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