Corporate Profile

With six decades of history, JBS is currently the largest protein processor and the second largest food company in the world¹. The Company operates in the processing of beef, pork, lamb, chicken and also produces value added and convenience food products. It also sells hides, toiletries and cleaning, collagen, metal packaging, biodiesel, among others.

Currently, JBS has more than 400 production units, 230 of them strictly related to production of meat and convenience and value-added products worldwide. JBS has over 235,000 employees and capacity to process 80 thousand heads of cattle per day, more than 14 million birds per day, 115 thousand hogs per day and 100 thousand hides per day.

In addition, the Company has a diversified product portfolio, with dozens of recognized brands in Brazil and abroad, such as Swift, Friboi, Seara, Maturatta, Plumrose, Pilgrim's Pride, Gold'n Plump, Gold Kist Farms, Pierce, 1855, Primo and Beehive. This variety of products and a presence in 22 countries on five continents (from production platforms and offices) serve more than 350,000 customers in over 150 nations.

The leadership of JBS can be seen in various moments of its life:

  • It was the first to consolidate the beef industry in Brazil;
  • The strategic vision with focus on expansion started the internationalization of the Company in 2005, with the acquisition of Swift Armour, in Argentina;
  • With IPO in 2007, JBS strengthened its pioneering work, becoming the first company in the beef industry to trade its shares in the stock market. Besides that, in 2007, JBS established itself as the world's largest company in the beef industry through the acquisition of Swift & Company in the United States and Australia. With the new acquisition, JBS entered the pork market, with an impressive performance in this segment ending the year as the third largest producer and processor of pork in the U.S. The acquisition increased the Company's portfolio to include the rights to the Swift brand in the world.
  • In 2009, JBS consolidated its protein production platform in the world and diversified its activities. With the purchase of Pilgrim's Pride, JBS entered the chicken industry and, with the incorporation of Bertin Ltda., a Brazilian company, joined the industry of dairy products, pet feed and biodiesel.
  • In 2012, JBS leased the Doux Frangosul's Assets, becoming the world's largest chicken producer.
  • In 2013, JBS expanded its operations in the chicken segment in Brazil, through the rental of Tramonto Alimentos assets. In addition, the Company acquired the assets of XL Foods in the U.S. and in Canada, one of the ten largest beef producing nations and the sixth largest exporter. Recently, JBS acquired Seara, becoming the largest poultry processor in the world.
  • From 2014, JBS' pork and poultry operations are operated by JBS Foods, which includes JBS Aves and Seara.
  • In 2014, JBS acquired Primo SmallGoods Group, a leader in the Australian and New Zealand markets for processed products such as ham, sausages and bacon, and well-konwn brands in the case ready segment. In Brazil, JBS acquired the poultry business of Tyson Foods in Brazil and Tyson de Mexico.
  • In 2015, JBS acquired Moy Park, one of Europe's leading prepared food products and poultry producers, with 13 food processing and manufacturing units in the UK, France, Holland and Ireland and over 13 thousand employees. The acquisition represented an important step towards JBS' expansion strategy in Europe with integrated production focused on innovation and powerful brands.
  • In 2015, JBS also acquired Cargill's pork business in the US, the transaction added to JBS USA Pork two hog processing facilities, five feed mills, and four breeding units. With the acquisition, JBS became the second largest pork producer in the USA.
  • In 2016, JBS focused on consolidating recent acquisitions and implementing its strategy to generate value through the expansion and diversification of its portfolio of value added products, while enhancing the recognition of its brands in each business segments and global regions it operates. In the period, JBS registered net sales of R$170.4 billion, an increase of 4.6% over 2015.

JBS is present in five continents with production platforms and sales offices in Brazil, the U.S., Australia, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, Italy, Ireland, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, China, Russia and others, operating in the industries of beef, pork, sheep, poultry, production and marketing of leather products, cleaning and hygiene, cans, collagen, biodiesel, transportation and vegetables. Besides that, are incorporated into the management of JBS the search for modernization, quality of products and raw materials, building more and better relationships with partners, customers, employees and the society, the satisfaction of its shareholders and commitment to issues of environmental responsibility.

Note 1. Source: Bloomberg

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