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History

2000s

2014:   Outstanding Recognition in Entrepreneurship was awarded to Jimmy Thai from the Philippine Marketing Association.

2013:   The Primer Group’s Executive Director, Willy Sy, became one of PLDT’s MVP Bossing Awardees in 2013.

2013:   Sneakpeek, one of the newest Primer Group Concept Stores opened its flagship store at Shangri-La Mall Plaza, 6th floor, East Wing.

2013:   The very first Bratpack store opens in Indonesia at Kuningan City Mall, level 1.

2013:   Year wherein the Primer Group established its office under Grace Horse Ltd. in Taiwan.

2012:   The first General Store opened at Bonifacio High Street Central.

2012:   GRIND, another Primer Group Concept Store opened its first action-sports branch in Nuvali Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

2012:   The Travel Club celebrates its 20th year in the industry.

2012:   Brushstroke Creatives opens its first store and showroom at SM Mall of Asia.

2011:   Flight 001, the world’s premiere travel store, is exclusively distributed by the Primer Group of Companies in Asia.

2010:   Multi Fame Ltd. in Hong Kong was established as one of the Primer Group’s ASEAN region offices.

2010:   The world’s first retail store for FitFlop was opened in Mall of Asia under the Primer Group of Companies.

2010:   The Primer Group launched yet another addition to its roster of concept stores; Ladybag is a specialty store for the ladies’ discerning taste in bags.

2010:   The Primer group received the Gold Award for Travel Journalism in the travel guidebook category from Pacific Asia Travel Association.

2009:   Expanding its network of companies in the ASEAN region, Uniglobe LLC was established in Japan.

2009:   The Primer Group bags 12 unprecedented marketing excellence awards in the 2009 Ayala Merchant Awards.

2009:   South AmerAsian Chemical Corporation (SACC) was established in Laguna Technopark for the manufacture of environment-friendly industrial inks for export distribution in Asia Pacific region and Middle East.

2008:   The Primer Group moves its headquarters to Primer Star Center in Malate, Manila.

2007:   The Primer Group strengthens its regional expansion efforts in Indonesia through PT Primer Globalindo.

2007:   Recreational Outdoor eXchange (R.O.X.) opens in Bonifacio High Street as the largest outdoor superstore in Southeast Asia.

2007:   The Travel Club earns the Hall of Fame distinction of the Outstanding Filipino Retailer award.

2007:   Res|Toe|Run opens with an innovative store concept.

2007:   Primer Resources Corp. is established as Regional Operating Headquarters.

2006:   Primer Uniglobe Pte. Ltd. in Singapore was born, enabling the Primer Group to spread out its operations in the ASEAN region.

2006:   The Primer Group launched its first company-owned brand of luggage – World Traveller.

2006:   Primer International Management Limited (PIML) was established to handle brand distributorship covering multi-territories in Southeast and Far East Asia.

2005:   The Primer Group becomes a finalist in Ernest and Young, with its President and Executive Director as “Entrepreneur of the Year 2005.”

2004:   The year Primer Group expanded its operations through Primer Kenrich SDN BHD in Malaysia

2003:   Aircond.Network Philippines Inc. (ANPI) was established as an Air conditiong service provider.

 

1990s

1998:   Stellar Equipment and Machinery Inc. (Stellar) was established to formalize the company’s venture in the air-conditioning business

1998:   The Primer Group’s second footwear company PhilGear International Inc. (PGII) was established.

1997:   The year the first Bratpack store was launched; a unique lifestyle concept store for the young, hip and bold generation of today.

1997:   Union Inks and Graphics Philippines Inc. (UIGPI) was established, venturing into the production of silkscreen and plastisol inks.

1996:   Primer Printing Services Inc. (PPSI) was established as a textile printing company.

1994:   Primer International Holdings and Management Inc. (PIHMI) was established as a holdings company of the group.

1993:   Kenrich International Distributor Corp. (KIDC) was established, marking the debut of the Primer Group in the footwear industry

1992:   UniglobeTravelware Co., Inc. (UTCI) was established, opening the Primer Group’s first retail concept store specializing in luggage; The Travel Club.

1992:   The Primer Group ventures into apparel licensing of Disney and Warner Bros.

 

1980s

1989:   Luggage Trading and Services Inc. (LTS) was established as The Primer Group’s first retail company.

1985:   The founding directors form Primer International Corporation (PIC) as a trading company, importing seasonal merchandise.