The origins of Smith Bell & Company, Inc. date to 1838, when a young Scotsman named James Adam Smith was sent to the Philippines to look after the interest of Jardine Matheson & Company. Six years later, after establishing good connections, Smith went into partnership with Henry Constable and Robert Philip Wood. This partnership eventually served as the foundation of what was to become Smith Bell & Company, Inc. By June of 1846, Wood opened the firm of Constable, Wood and Company.
For more than 160 years, Smith Bell & Company, Inc. has been dynamically involved in
various business ventures in the Philippines. Reputed for its integrity
and professional excellence, Smith Bell’s history
is colored with a sense of expansion,
growth and diversification.