Hacienda Macalauan, Inc. (HMI) is a Philippine corporation and registered with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission in 1995 as a dairy farm entity, whose primary purpose is to operate a dairy farm and manufacture milk products and related dairy products.
The company was founded by its current President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Eduardo J. Soriano, who has been engaged in the dairy industry since his family operated San Miguel Corporation and Magnolia Dairy.
Farm operations began with just a handful of Magnolia dairy cows but quickly expanded into a small-scale dairy farm following the acquisition and importation of 100 heads of Freshian Sahiwals from Australia. It was in the late 1990’s that HMI started its dairy processing operation. The plant initially processed liquid milk and cheese products, which include white cheese or kesong puti, ricotta and cottage cheese. These were delivered by reefer vans daily to Manila’s exclusive subdivisions and villages thus earning its moniker“The Milkman”.
Overlooking the scenic Mt. Makiling in Calauan, Laguna, today HMI’s farm boasts several hectares of pasture land for its dairy herd, an automated milking parlor and a technologically advanced dairy processing plant.
Integrated Coconut Processing Venture
In early 2013, as part of its diversifcation strategy, HMI started the plan to venture intomanufacturing of coconut products for export, particularly to the US and EU markets. The project evolved initially as a way of adding more efficiency to the existing dairy plant by utilizing excess capacity.
With the increasing world-wide demand for healthier and nutritious food and beverages, and given the excess capacity of its dairy plant and the abundant availability of coconuts in Calabarzon area, the Company decided to build its integrated coconut processing (ICP) plant. HMI’s ICP plant is also another state of the art facilty equipped with latest ICP machineries and equipment uses an integrated approach to manufacture high quality coconut products with zero-waste, and can fairly compete in the world market. From powering our boilers with coconut shell to the use of paring cake as feeds for our dairy operation, the operation takes a stand as being environmentally-friendly.
Today, with its increasing total assets and resources, the Company looks forward to providing its customers with the best dairy and non dairy products, moving forward.
Vision / Mission Statement
To be a world-class Filipino company that promotes excellent health by producing premium dairy and non-dairy food and beverage products utilizing environment-friendly industrial processes.
- To become a leading dairy and non-dairy food and beverage company that complies with International Standards for product and quality.
- To set standards for product systems and efficiency, environment-friendly industrial processes as well as outstanding employer and employee relationships.
- To ensure economic and social contributions to enhance community and nation-building.
- To guarantee customer satisfaction through excellent service and quality in all our products.
- To be receptive to the changing environment and ecology preservation.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Hacienda Macalauan supports the national program on food security by providing opportunities for employment to the Filipinos, while increasing its manpower complimentary to its operation. HMI also provides income to the local community in Calauan, Laguna, where the municipality generates taxes from the company. Your Best Choice Hacienda Macalauan milk and dairy products deliver all the wholesome goodness you want.
- No antibiotics and No added growth hormones for our cows
- No dangerous pesticides and No genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
- No artificial flavors, synthetic colors, sweeteners or preservatives
- No hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats and No artificial sweeteners
HMI generates employment for the dairy and coconut industry, specifically it has created jobs that supports the local area of Calauan, Laguna and nearby towns and provinces. It also contributes to the development of the local dairy and coconut industry and in turn, contribute to food security, improved income and enhanced participation of all stakeholders in the industry in the global market.
Tree Planting Program
On May 23, 2014, the Company had a majority of employees engage in a tree planting program within the premises of the property. A dried up river bed was chosen as the site for this activity in order to prevent erosion during times of heavy rain. Around 50-60 employees worked the entire day to plant around 1,000 trees. The trees are a part of HMI’s constant efforts to promote environmentally friendly practices as a contribution to reforestation of the country.