We help Filipinos discover technology.
Our story began in 1995 as a distributor of well-known global brands such as Logitech and Canon.
In 1997, the Asian Financial Crisis unraveled, causing our distribution business to be short-lived. We had to streamline operations and redirect our efforts towards a more resilient business model—retailing. We then merged with former affiliate Columbia Computer International Corporation. And within 18 months, we have opened 60 new branches around Metro Manila and in key cities such as Cebu and Davao.
Fast forward a few years, we have built a market-leading brand and established a massive store network nationwide—becoming the largest retailer of IT products in the country today.
We now operate over 200 stores, offering a wide and up-to-date product assortment and serving thousands of people every day. Our collection of store brands includes Octagon, Micro Valley, Gadget King, and Octagon Mobile. We also carry a growing portfolio of exclusive branded products such as Silvertec, Delta Force, Imperio, Akawa, Norgicool, and JW Concept.
Everything we know so far, is founded on our good relationship with our suppliers. As a trusted partner of many, we are proud of the recognition we have received over the years including being named Top Distributor, Dealer of the Year, Retail Partner of the Year, and Top National Sales by our long-standing suppliers such Acer, Asus, Epson, HP, Seagate, and more.
The world is changing. And we are responding to it. This is an exciting time for Upson.
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To be the leading provider of IT products in the Philippines, manned by a competent workforce, resulting to the attainment of high profitability and sustainability
To be the front-runner in providing the latest IT products in the Philippines, leading the country towards technological advancement while achieving profitable and sustainable growth
Unity – We grow and succeed together with a spirit of teamwork and excellence.
Integrity – We work and run our business that is rooted in trust.
Commitment – We go beyond to help Filipinos discover technology.
AT THE HEART OF GOOD GOVERNANCE IS LEADERSHIP.
Meet our leaders who are collectively creating a culture that drives the long-term success of our company.
Lawrence O. Lee
Arlene Louisa T. Sy
Rolando O. Raval Jr.
Marcos A. Legaspi
Dennis F. Uy
Ricardo A. Lee
Ricardo A. Lee is a Director and was our Chairman from 1995 to 2021. Mr. Lee, together with Mr. William Lim, the founders, organized and incorporated Proton Microsystems, Inc. in 1995. Currently, Mr. Lee is involved in other business undertakings and serves as Director of Transway Hotels Group Corp., Director of Silvertec Global Philippines, Inc., and Director Lamp Light International Corporation, as well as Director of Upson Realty and Development Corporation. Mr. Lee has been an entrepreneur for the past 40 years.
Anthony Thomas C. Roxas, Jr.
Chun Bing G. Uy
Raul M. Leopando
Raul M. Leopando is a Director of the Company. Mr. Leopando has been in Investment Banking for 46 years. Mr. Leopando is the Chairman of the Board of RCBC Securities Corporation, Vice Chairman of the Board of RCBC Bankard Services Inc., Consultant to the Chairman of RCBC and YGC, Director of RCBC Capital, Director of Maibarara Geothermal Energy Inc., Director of Petrogreen Energy Corporation, and Director of Seafront Resources Corporation. He was a Senior Project Officer at First Metro Investment Corporation then later joined the Private Development Corporation of the Philippines as a Project Analyst and Manager. Mr. Leopando also worked for the Philippine Pacific Capital Corporation (PPCC) where he rose from the ranks to become PPCC’s President and CEO. Mr. Leopando was concurrently the Chairman of the Board of RCBC Securities Corporation until December 31, 2010. He was a three-term President of the Investment Houses Association of the Philippines. Mr. Leopando also served as the Vice Chairman of the Capital Market Development Committee of FINEX and of the Capital Market Development Council. He was also formerly a member of the Board of several listed companies, such as Polar Mining Corp, Fil Hispano Ceramics Corp., Roxas Holdings Inc., Charter Land, Paxy,s Corp., Petro Energy Corporation, and Marcventures. Mr. Leopando was the only Filipino accepted to attend the rigid full time International Stock and Bond Underwriting and Trading Course administered by the Nomura Research Institute in Tokyo, Japan.
Jose Vicente C. Bengzon III
Jose Vicente C. Bengzon III has been an Independent Director of our Company since 2022. Mr. Bengzon is concurrently the Chairman of Vitarich Corporation, the President the Chief Executive Officer of Torres Trading Company, Inc., the Vice Chairman, Executive Committee of Commtrend Construction Corporation, a Director of Inception Technology Phils., Corp., a Senior Adviser and Executive Committee and Audit Committee Member of Malayan Savings Bank. Prior to his election as an Independent Director of the Company, he held various key positions for both public and private organizations, such as, Chief Privatization Officer (rank of Undersecretary) for the Department of Finance, Rep of the Philippines, Privatization and Management Office, and Financial Planning and Project Manager for Reuters America, among others.