For more than 40 years, SALEM OCEANIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION has been the foremost producer of beds in the Philippines
With but a humble vision and a cramped cellar of his humble home in La Loma, Quezon City, Mr. Tiu Kim Chuan produced his very first hand-crafted Kapok Mattress. Despite hard times and minimal success, Mr. Tiu soon relocated to the busy commercial district of Binondo, Manila. His hard work, perseverance and a relentless dedication to pursue his dream was rewarded by an acquisition of a lot in Karuhatan, Bulacan (which was now part of Valenzuela City). That land had since served as a strategic vantage point in producing what the country has known today as "THE SALEM BED, ANG HARI NG TIBAY." Soon the pieces of his vision are starting to fall into place.
In the 80's, his eldest son launch an ambitious modernization scheme through acquisition of automated machineries and advance technology. The resulting superior production capability enabled the company to finally penetrate the Visayas and Mindanao market. His strategy and expertise on mass media advertising coupled with the superior product quality secure the company's growing reputation as the industry leader in producing innovative, high quality yet affordable products. To serve and meet the discriminating demand of an expanding market, a new manufacturing plant at Canumay, Valenzuela City was established.
In 1998, his youngest son took the helm to continue the family's legacy and vision. Through his aggressive initiative, SALEMBED began to produce its own raw materials such as coir fiber and high quality foam for its Spring Beds line. One year later, G-foam, a foam mattress which carries a 5 Year Warranty was introduced in the market. Consumers nationwide had remarkably supported this innovation.
Under his excellent leadership, SALEMBED had reached its highest point in terms of sales volume during its 40 years of existence. SALEMBED's state of the art production line had been rolling out spring beds and foam mattresses since then. SALEMBED's competent labor force are committed to providing quality products and innovation at affordable prices and achieving the Tiu family's vision of "A Salem Bed for every Filipino home." It was also during this time that SALEMBED received numerous awards and citations from respected consumer organizations, including the most recent ISO 9001:2000 certification
Salem Bed spring and foam mattress are now distributed nationwide. A wide variety of products are proudly carried by respected dealers and major department store nationwide such as SM SUPER MALLS, WALTERMART, ABENSON'S, HOME PLUS, HOME WORKS, CROSSING'S DEPARTMENT STORES, ANSON'S, BLIM'S, SAVERS MART, and SOGO to name a few. Our showrooms are also advantageously situated at SM NORTH EDSA, SM SOUTHMALL, SOUTH SUPER HI-WAY, and our very own FACTORY OUTLET at Lingunan Valenzuela City.