Yeo’s drinks in a vending machine. Yeo Hiap Seng started as a soy sauce factory in China, moved to Singapore, and is now a global food and drinks manufacturer. Photo: Kiat Tan Wei Jie Yeo’s drinks in a vending machine. Yeo Hiap Seng started as a soy sauce factory in China, moved to Singapore, and is now a global food and drinks manufacturer. Photo: Kiat Tan Wei Jie
Yeo’s drinks in a vending machine. Yeo Hiap Seng started as a soy sauce factory in China, moved to Singapore, and is now a global food and drinks manufacturer. Photo: Kiat Tan Wei Jie

The story of Yeo’s: Singapore food and beverage company grew from soy sauce factory in China

  • Yeo Hiap Seng started as a soy sauce factory, founded 120 years ago by two friends with the help of a church loan
  • The firm, better known as Yeo’s, relocated to Singapore in 1937, survived World War II, then expanded its range to canned food, soymilk, and other drinks

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Yeo’s drinks in a vending machine. Yeo Hiap Seng started as a soy sauce factory in China, moved to Singapore, and is now a global food and drinks manufacturer. Photo: Kiat Tan Wei Jie Yeo’s drinks in a vending machine. Yeo Hiap Seng started as a soy sauce factory in China, moved to Singapore, and is now a global food and drinks manufacturer. Photo: Kiat Tan Wei Jie
Yeo’s drinks in a vending machine. Yeo Hiap Seng started as a soy sauce factory in China, moved to Singapore, and is now a global food and drinks manufacturer. Photo: Kiat Tan Wei Jie
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