Mr. Cu Un Kay was born in Amoy, Fookien, China in 1905. At the age of 12, he came to Manila onboard a vessel. He started out as a cook for his uncle, who owned a Cold Storage in Echague. There, he met a German who later on taught him how to manufacture Hams and cold cuts.
After some time, Mr. Cu Un Kay left the Cold Storage to setup his own business. He started out by experimenting and perfecting the production process using only an aluminum cauldron (good for 3 to 4 pieces of ham) over 3 Adobe Stones. Mr. Cu Un Kay concentrated on producing hams, especially the Bone-In-Chinese Ham for which his business became known for.
- In 1970 the company was incorporated under Mr. Cu Un Kay’s 10 children, and thus became the inception of King Sue Ham & Sausage Company, Inc.
- In the early 70s, there was a growing Western influence on the Philippine food industry. The company adapted by diversifying into other product lines such as cold cuts and sausages. With the surge in the Philippine economy, the demand for processed meat products increased drastically.
- In response, the company decided to acquire modern machines with bigger production capacities. More product lines were developed as King Sue tried to keep up with its main competitors.
- The quest to satisfy the Filipino palate and changing lifestyle is what drives King Sue Ham to introduce wider varieties of products each year. King Sue Ham believes that the customer is the lifeblood of the business and should be offered the best possible products and provided with the best possible service. Hence, the company strives to fulfil the goals of quality excellence, product innovation, unparalleled product superiority, efficient management growth and utmost customer satisfaction. These ensure that King Sue products will exceed the expectations of its consumers.