A simple advert and an application letter, little did the proprietors know that a little call to action would mark the beginning of a 35+ business partnership and ultimately, a lifelong friendship.
Jackel Porter Co. Limited was established during the early days of 1974, with the sole offering of an Aussie coffee machine named Café Bar and its ingredients and disposable cups. The company was small with three partners and two staff. One of its partners, Dickie Sik Por Ho, would eventually grow into the sole partner who still runs the business today.
One summer day during the same year, S.P Ho found an advertisement in Hong Kong’s local English newspaper – an English company called Coinadrink seeking a coffee vending machine partner. And so, he wrote a letter to Coinadrink to apply for such partnership. Lo and behold, Roger Williams from the other side of the pond received the letter and accepted the application. And the rest, shall we say, was history.
This article has been kindly put together by Dickie’s daughter Karin, as the family look back on their relationship with Coinadrink and our Managing Director Roger Williams on Chinese New Year 2021.