The company was initially involved in marketing other manufacturer’s products through live demonstration at counters in Malaysia, as well as in exhibits in other parts of the World. It was thru the vision of its founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – Mr. Sam Low Ban Chai that Edmark became one of the world’s successful brand and a company known for synergizing dynamic business principles with spiritual foundations.
In 1989 Edmark Industries SBN BHD was incorporated in Malaysia to cater to the growing demand for more Edmark products, most notable of which is the “Rolling Ruler.” The said product was a huge success in Europe, Middle East and in the United States and was even sold over North American infommercial TV channels. This signaled the start of Edmark venturing into its own product development, innovation and manufacturing. Another milestone product for the company is the invention and patent of its famous Super Slicer.
Since 1994, the Super Slicer has been exported to more than 25 countries and is now considered an indispensable kitchen tool worldwide. By 2009 Edmark Industries will be transferring to a new and bigger manufacturing complex to cater to the growing demands of the market. Edmark’s high quality standard operating procedures are widely recognized thru the following certifications and citations: GMP Codex Alimentarius (recommended code of practice and general principles of food hygiene for manufacturing of food supplements and beverages and for its GMP clean rooms and laboratories) HALAL Certificate of Authentication (for complying with Halal requirements according to Islamic Law for its Food Supplements and Beverages) and the latest of which is the ISO 25000:2005 the highest certification awarded to food supplement and beverage manufacturers.
Another remarkable accomplishment of the Edmark Group of Companies is the creation of Edmark Products Ltd. and Edmark Freris in the Philippines in 1992 to specifically market innovative household products and conduct live product demonstrations in SM Supermalls and other major shopping centers. This company started with only with two personnel based on a rented house in St. Ignatius Village, Manila. With Edmark’s exceptional way of demonstrating its products the company is now made up of over 400 staff nationwide.
The early successes brought about by the said companies have been magnified many times over because of the phenomenal growth of its multi-level marketing arm – Edmark Philippines and Edmark International. The company boasts itself as the only MLM company in the Philippines with its own 6 storey building in the middle of Quezon City’s business hub.
With the support of over 120,000 local distributors/entrepreneurs locally and 80,000 international distributors in 7 countries (United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Philippines, Ghana and soon Nigeria and Malaysia) Edmark will not only market healthy living products but will also venture into real estate development, thus the establishment of its newest company Edmark City. Edmark City is set to carve out an upscale high-rise, residential-commercial condominium clusters.
The project is a timely and appropriate response to the emerging need for a green and well-appointed yet truly affordable suburban living. The project entails land development, massive building construction and installation of well-planned features and amenities.
Edmark City is positioned to be the first fully integrated “spiritual business center,” away from the hustle and bustle of normal city living yet accessible and relatively near to the Metropolis. It will be home and a center to Edmarkers’ various businesses, leisure, social and spiritual activities.
By the year 2009, Edmark also plans to establish its own foundation to further propagate its guiding philosophy of “People Helping People Succeed” based on the four pillars of gratitude, abundance, love and compassion. The creation of this foundation will be one of the company’s many direct actions in taking the four pillars to new heights.