Company Profile

     Pilipinas Kao, Inc. (PKI) has been in operation since 1979, supplying high quality, biodegradable chemical products from coconut oil in both the local and international markets. Pilipinas Kao operates an oleochemical manufacturing complex in the Jasaan Misamis Oriental Ecozone where high value-added products such as high purity single cut fatty alcohols, refined glycerin, tertiary amines are produced. These environment-friendly oleochemicals are used for various applications such as the base material for the manufacture of cosmetics, shampoos, toothpaste, pharmaceuticals, industrial and household detergents, emulsifiers, additives, and agricultural chemical products.


     Most of the plant's produce is exported to Asian neighbors, the USA, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. In recognition of its valuable contribution to the economy, the Philippine government declared the whole plant site in Jasaan, Misamis Oriental as an Economic Zone in 2001, and thus accorded Pilipinas Kao, Inc. with a host of incentives.


      PKI is a subsidiary of Kao Corporation, one of Japan's best-managed firms. Kao's growing global network encompasses affiliates and subsidiaries in 25 countries all over the world including the Philippines. Presently, Kao is one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of daily-use household products such as soaps and detergents, cosmetics, etc. that all contribute to consumers' lives by promoting cleanliness, health and beauty.


      Aside from household products, Kao also produces high quality specialty chemicals. Its product portfolio includes oleochemicals and various surfactants, fatty chemicals, specialty chemicals, edible oils and food additives.


     Kao's first involvement in the Philippines came in 1965 when the former National Investment and Development Corporation (NIDC) decided to establish a plasticizer plant using coconut fatty alcohol as a major raw material for producing Butyl Coco Phthalate (BCP). Kao provided the technology and constructed the first coco chemical plant in the Philippines in 1967.

        Kao Corporation provided such high and new technology to NIDC. Kao continuously provided technical assistance free of charge and later helped make the coco chemical company viable by buying the entire fatty alcohol production when there was a shift to petro-based raw materials to make Dioctyl Phthalate (DOP) instead of BCP.


Contact Information


Pilipinas Kao, Inc.
A Kao Group Company


Liaison Office
7th Floor Tower One & Exchange Plaza Ayala Triangle, Ayala Avenue, 1226 Makati City, Philippines
Tel: +63-2-822-2094 to 97
Fax: +63-2-822-0527, +63-2-576-9066


Plant / Head Office
Jasaan Misamis Oriental Ecozone, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental
9003 Philippines


Mailing Address
P.O.Box 15, 9000 Cagayan de Oro City
Tel: +63-8822-760-122
Fax: +63-8822-760-305


Source: http://chemical.kao.com