“S. E. Asia’s Gardenia Breads and Creameries”
In 1969, Gardenia Food Industries production of Gardenia bakery ices and creameries foods was first established in Kota-Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia by its founder (Datuk) Wong Tze Fatt, with North American bakery technical knowhow provided by Mr Scy Slocum of Atlanta USA and creamery technical knowhow provided by Mr Jim Humphries of California USA. Gardenia International Pty Ltd (Singapore) was subsequently set up in the Republic of Singapore as (Datuk) Wong Tze Fatt’s franchise development arm to promote his Gardenia Brand throughout the Far East and South East Asia.
Since its early beginnings the Gardenia Food Industries (GFI) group of franchise related companies incorporated in East Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and Indonesia were acquired in 2004 by JWPK Holdings and managed as subsidiaries. GFI remains a group of franchise related companies committed to its founding principles, with a singular customer driven purpose in responding to popular demands to produce quality fresh foods locally, which meets with international food processing and handling safety standards and respective country requirements for both “green” and halal certified food handling processes.