1. Where is the corporate office of Alaska Milk Corporation?
6th Floor, Corinthian Plaza Bldg, 121 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Philippines
Tel Number: +632 840-4500
2. I am interested in finding out more about the history of Alaska Milk Coporation. How did the Company begin?
Alaska Milk products were first manufactured in the Philippines in 1972 through Holland Milk Products, Inc. (HOMPI), a partnership between AMC’s former parent company, General Milling Corporation (GMC), an industrial food company with interests in flour, feed and soy bean milling, and a Dutch dairy company, Holland Canned Milk International B.V. HOMPI initially manufactured liquid canned filled milk products, (evaporated and sweetened condensed milk) and eventually expanded to manufacture powdered filled milk and UHT milk products division up until AMC’s spin-off and incorporation as a separate and independent corporate entity in 1994. Shortly after its incorporation, Alaska Milk shares were listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange in 1995.
3. Is Alaska Milk Corporation involved in other sports activities aside from its participation in the PBA?
Alaska believes that sports play an important role in instilling the values of discipline, hard work, team work and determination among the youth. These fundamental values develop character and are necessary attributes for success as much as good health and proper nutrition. Alaska’s Sports Development Program, through the ALASKA POWER CAMP, is a vehicle to get the youth to develop their skills in basketball and football.
4. Is Alaska Milk Corporation involved in any CSR (corporate social responsibility) activities?
The company partnered with Gawad Kalinga and the Municipality of San Pedro, Laguna in order to construct 100 homes in the six-hectare relocation site in Bayan-bayanan, Barangay San Vicente. The village will be the new home for some of the municipality’s squatters. The company chose San Pedro, Laguna because it has been the home of AMC’s manufacturing plant since 1972 and is Alaska’s turn to give to the residents who welcomed them into their municipality.
To promote good nutrition for kids, Alaska Milk Corporation has formed ties with Children’s Hour as well. Company employees and even Alaska Aces players and coaching staff are invited to donate a percentage of their salaries to the fund.
5. Who was the first endorser of Alaska Milk?
The very first TVC produced for the brand came out in 1976 featuring then basketball import Cisco Oliver along with Michael, the Alaska Boy. It did not just popularize the lines “Yeah men!” and “Wala pa rin tatalo sa Alaska”, it also propelled the brand to leadership position.
6. Is Alaska Milk Corporation a publicly listed company?
Alaska Milk Corporation is a publicly listed company since 1995. For more information, please check the Investors Relations section of the website.
7. Who is the Alaska Boy on the cover?
The Alaska boy on the label of some of the Alaska Milk products is an artist’s rendition of a fictional character with brown/ blond hair and blue eyes. This trademark device came with the purchase of the Alaska milk brand from Holland Milk Products Inc (Netherlands). All trademark owners of the Alaska brand use an Alaska boy on their label though the rendition may differ depending on the country. The most popular and widely believed story is that the boy is Michael Uytengsu, the son of current AMC Chairman Wilfred Uytengsu and brother of present AMC President and CEO Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, Jr. However, Michael Uytengsu is the “Alaska boy” who appeared in the 1974 commercial “Alaska One-on-One.” Check it out in this website.
8. Who Heads Alaska Milk Corporation?
Wilfred Steven Uytengsu is the President and CEO of Alaska Milk Corporation