Established in 1957 by Mr Tan Kim Pheow, Kim Hing Company processes and sells Chinese delicacies such as bird’s nests, shark’s fins and other traditional health products. With the advancement in food technology in the 1960s, Kim Hing Company ventured into food processing, focusing on the preparation of bird’s nests. Kim Hing Company set up its first retail outlet in Peninsula Shopping Centre.
Increasing competition in the bird’s nest processing industry in the 1980’s spurred Kim Hing Company to invest heavily in research and development to stay in the forefront of the market. These investments enabled Kim Hing Company to successfully develop the World’s first glass-bottled bird’s nest in 1986. Advanced processing equipment and manufacturing processes were adopted - products were hermetically sealed with vacuum technology and hygienically sterilized by a heat treatment process.
The result was a ready-to-eat bird’s nest product with prolonged shelf life which retains the original flavours and nutrients of traditionally prepared bird’s nest. This innovation cemented Kim Hing Company’s position as the pioneer in this industry.