Footprint and Operations

With locations in 15 countries across a global production and distribution platform, JBS has over 400 production units and offices on five continents – the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania – serving over 275,000 customers in more than 190 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 400 production units, 230 of them strictly related to production of meat 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, with operations in Brazil, Australia, Canada and the United States, and capacity to process 75 thousand bovines/day;
  • Global leader in leather processing, with operations in Brazil, Argentina, Australia, China, the United States and Uruguay and capacity to produce more than 60 thousand leather pieces/day;
  • Global leader in poultry production, with operations in the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Brazil and the UK, and capacity to process arround 14 million birds/day;
  • Second largest pork producer in the USA and one of the largest producers in Brazil, with capacity to process more than 115 thousand hogs/day;
  • Significant production and exports of lamb. The operations in Australia have the capacity to process 16 thousand lamb/day;
  • Significant production of meat-based processed products and value-added products, with capacity for more than 210 thousand tons/month.

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.

Last updated on June 29, 2020.