Competitive Advantages

Competitive Advantages

Market Leadership and Scale

JBS is the largest animal protein company and the second largest food company in the world. Due to its size, it access the major world markets, with economies of scale, production optimization, reduction of fixed costs and a privileged position to negotiate purchase and sale prices with its suppliers and customers.

Geographic Distribution

JBS has processing platforms located in the main animal protein producing countries, which provides the Company with geographic diversification, operational flexibility and mitigation of the risks associated with possible sanitary restrictions or trade barriers. To serve its broad range of clients, JBS has an extensive national and international sales and distribution network, as well as Distribution Centers and Sales Offices in the major consumer regions throughout the world.

The Company’s exports cover a diverse geographic range and reach more than 150 countries, which allow JBS to reduce its exposure to individual markets, while having access to all consumer markets.

Successful Acquisition Track Record

Throughout its history, JBS has made significant acquisitions, such as Smithfield Beef, Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, Tasman Group, Pilgrim’s Pride, Bertin, Seara, Primo Smallgoods Group, Tyson’s poultry operations in Brazil and Mexico, Moy Park, Cargill’s pork operations in the US, GNP, Plumrose, Tulip and Marba. These acquisitions have allowed for the substantial growth of its results as the company successfully integrated the acquired companies and captured synergies, resulting in rapid gains in efficiency while validating the capacity of JBS management in executing company turnarounds.

Experienced and Industry-Specialized Management

JBS has a team of experienced managers with expertise in the market, focused on growing sales, optimizing resources and increasing operational efficiency. JBS is highly professionalized and each business unit has its own management. The strategy for selecting competent executives takes into consideration experience in the sector and alignment with the company’s values, such as an ownership attitude and a focus on results.

Last updated on June 29, 2020.