JBS invests $117m in three new Brazilian feed factories

Expansion will increase feed production by over 1 million tons per year for Seara.

January 8, 2024

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JBS is concluding investments totaling 570 million reais (approximately $117 million) for the construction of three new feed factories located in the cities of Seberi (RS), Santo Inácio (PR), and Itaiópolis (SC), all in the Southern region of Brazil. The investments aim to align the supply of inputs with the current production capacity of Seara, which has significantly expanded in recent years as a result of the company's investment plan.

In total, the factories represent an increase of over 1 million tons per year in Seara's feed production. In addition to strengthening the company's production capacity in the poultry and swine segments, over 300 jobs are being created with the start of operations at the factories.

"The new factories are equipped with the latest in automation and feature the highest available technology for input production. These investments demonstrate our continuous effort to expand our production capacity," said João Campos, president of Seara. "By reinforcing our presence in these cities, we strengthen our commitment to the socio-economic development of the regions where we operate."

Investment breakdown

With an investment of 145 million reais, the new plant in Santo Inácio, Paraná, occupies an area of 11.3 thousand square meters, generating 80 new jobs. This facility will supply inputs for the processing capacity in the cities of Rolândia, Santo Inácio, and Jaguapitã in Paraná. JBS noted that Seara inaugurated two industrial units in Rolândia.

The 194 million reais investment in Itaiópolis aims to build a complex with two factories, totaling 13.8 thousand square meters. One unit focuses on feed production, scheduled for delivery in March 2024, supplying more than 200 integrated producers and over 300 poultry farms in the region. The second is the premix factory, a crucial product for the nutritional quality of feed, concentrating all the necessary vitamins and minerals for animal nutrition.

“This investment will allow Seara to prioritize premix production, enhancing control over the final product's quality. The installation will meet 100% of the business's demand, generating a total of 120 new jobs in the two plants,” the company said.

The factory investment in Seberi reached 230 million reais. Considered strategic for optimizing deliveries, reducing logistical costs, and fostering supplier loyalty, the facility led to the creation of up to 110 direct jobs.

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