Footprint and Operations

With locations in differents countries across a global production and distribution platform, JBS has over 500 production units and offices on five continents – the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania – serving over 330,000 customers in more than 180 countries worldwide, while meeting consumer needs, aligned with local cultures and with operational flexibility in each market.


Focused in growth and in the geographic expansion of its activities, JBS has more than 500 production units, 250 of them strictly related to production of proteins and convenience and value-added products.

JBS is positioned as the largest animal protein company in the world and the second largest food company, representing:

Global leader in beef processing and exports

Global leader in leather processing

Global leader in poultry production

Second largest pork producer in the USA

Significant production and exports of lamb

Significant production of meat-based processed products and value-added products

The acquisition of all units was guided by the strategy to operate in regions with the highest livestock concentration focusing in the flexibility of operational production, reducing the transportation costs of livestock and finished products and reduced plant phytosanitary risks.
The strategic location of JBS’ plants is one of the factors that put the company in the market lead, with a low cost production structure and operational efficiency.