Vassar Industries, Inc. was conceived in the mid-fifties by its founder, Mr. Antonio Funtanilla Chua, as a possible solution to the perennial lack of hygienic but inexpensive food, ice cream, and allied packaging medium. An in-depth study and research brought him to some parts of the world to seek and observe various technologies and development. In 1961, when Mr. Chua received orders for plastic cups from Magnolia Corporation for its ice cream products, he acquired his first plastic cup making equipment from Germany. After Magnolia, Coca Cola Philippines came in as Vassar’s next customer.
On September 29, 1961, Vassar was officially incorporated with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Its primary purpose as stated in the articles of incorporation is to engage in the business of preparing, manufacturing, processing or molding plastic products or goods or articles or otherwise to employ machinery, apparatus, utensils tools and supplies for the preparation, manufacture, process or molding of such plastic goods and articles for consumption and sale or export, as well as all by-products or incidental products thereof.
Vassar’s expansion was inevitable due to the rapid growth of various industries requiring disposable drinking cups and ice cream containers. Subsequently, with the introduction of the fast-food chains all over Metro Manila that also expanded to the South, its production facilities had to be increased and updated in line with the growing requirements.
Equipped with the most sophisticated state of the art machinery and printing machines, Vassar Industries is capable of serving the demands of high volume orders. Its vast capacity can even accommodate new designs that customers might require with all these facilities together with its expertise in the field. Vassar continues to meet the challenge of solving the packaging problems of various manufacturers.