Zest-O Corporation is a food and beverage company in the Philippines. It was founded in 1981 as SEMEXCO Marketing Corporation by businessman Alfredo M. Yao.

While touring Europe in 1979, Yao learned bout the Doypack packaging format in one of the European trade exhibits he visited. He bought one machine and tried to market the Doypack packaging format to juice drink manufacturers in the Philippines. When no company took interest, he decided to market his own brand of fruit juice drink. He put up a company called SEMEXCO Marketing Corporation and launched Zest-O orange juice drink in 1980.

This year, Zesto Corporation is celebrating its 40 years in the food and beverage industry. We take pride in Zest-O juice drink, the product that started it all. It’s the first locally made juice drink that is housed in a doy pack that is designed to make the product’s cooling process easier. Zesto Choc-O, which is the first chocolate drink in a steri-pack, which makes it easy to freeze or heat the product. Quickchow Instant Mami, which delivers strong taste and aroma in every pack.

Here at Zesto, our growth can be attributed to our corporate culture hinged on hard work, perseverance and resiliency. These are the values that brought us to where we are right now. We are also a company that believes in the importance of innovation and improvisation. We don’t settle for what’s easy and convenient for us. We also make a conscious effort to further improve our product portfolio. We invest on machines to improve efficiency that will result in a positive impact on our profitability. Furthermore, we listen to our consumers and the market trends.