Established by the prominent Wee family, the W Group, Inc. maintains a tradition of business excellence and good corporate governance since its management team started engaging in the seaweed and carrageenan production industry 40 years ago through the company, PCI Worldwide, Inc.
A World-class manufacturer of carrageenan, PCI Worldwide, Inc. is most known within the industry for Rico Carrageenan, a premium brand associated with constant innovation, competitively priced high-quality products and excellent customer service. It now operates under a new name, W Hydrocolloid, Inc.
Fueled by their passion for growth, the Wee families eventually expanded and diversified its portfolio of companies and are now engaged in business in a wide range of industries including seaweed and carrageenan, investments and real estate. Its core businesses include W. Hydrocolloids, Inc., Marine Resources Development Corporation, Agro Commodities Export, Inc., Jobs and Careers, Inc., First Marcel Securities, Inc.
Other affiliates include Philippine Bio Industries, Inc., PBI Realty Corporation (joint venture with Cargill, USA) and the China- Fortune Flour & Food Co.