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UNIVERSAL LEAF PHILIPPINES INC.
store_mall_directory ULPI Compound, Sta.Sita Norte, Agoo, La Union
call (072) 607 - 9712 to 14 / (02) 910 - 5050 to 52 / 09175926963
Universal Leaf Philippines, Inc. (ULPI) is a multinational company engaged in growing and processing of tobacco. The company is established in the Philippines in 1964 under its old name Lancaster Philippines, Inc. In August 26, 2005, SEC approved the change of corporate name to Universal Leaf Philippines, Inc. It is an affiliate of Universal Leaf Tobacco Co., Inc. with headquarters at Richmond, Virginia.
Originally, operations were restricted to the local dark air-cured business but soon the company started to take a keen interest in developing burley crops in the Philippines. This reflects ULPI’s strategy of further developing the quality of Philippine tobacco. The company’s vision is to be a key supplier of the best value tobacco in terms of quality, price & service in the Asian and global markets. It is also their mission to produce tobacco based on sincere relationships with farmer-partners and a genuine concern for the quality of life of stakeholders.
ULPI produces tobacco through contract-growing system with over 20,000 farmers. Because of full financial and technological support, the company sees growth in the number of contracted farmers.
Tobacco farms are located at provinces of Region 1, 2 and Cordillera Administrative Region. Universal Leaf Philippines, Inc. grows three main types of tobacco grown in the Philippines – Flue-Cured, Burley, and Dark air-cured. The company also evolved into a full service leaf supplier servicing the cigarette, cigar, and smokeless industries both locally in the Philippines and internationally. By encompassing the product with a complete structure from seed to packing to shipment, Universal Philippines can ensure the integrity of the product. This structure also assures trace-ability of the product, and full support on Social Responsibility Programs and Good Agricultural Practices with our farmers, effectively making them our partners in tobacco growing.
TOBACCO PROCESSING PLANT
Tobacco is processed in the company’s factory at Sta. Rita Norte, Agoo, La Union. It is a state-of-the-art processing facility with 96-inch multi-separator line, fully automated with programmable logic controllers, factory application and management computer systems. The modernized facility gives customers an improved product and with the same high standards of service. ULPI employs more than 3,000 workers during peak tobacco season.