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José Batista Sobrinho startsup JBS’ operations in a small butcher shop in the city of Anápolis, in the State of Goiás.
The first meatpacking plant is acquired in the city of Planaltina, in the Federal District (Distrito Federal).
JBS acquires a slaughter plant in Luziânia, in the State of Goiás and boosts its slaughter capacity to 500 head of cattle/day.
Flora is founded operating in the personal care, hygiene and cleaning products sector.
JBS acquires Sadia’s beef operations.
JBS begins its internationalization process by acquiring Swift Armour S.A., Argentina’s largest beef producer and exporter.
JBS is the first beef processor to go public, through the largest IPO ever held on Brazil’s stock exchange.
Acquisition of Swift Foods Company, renamed JBS USA, marking the beginning of operations in North America.
JBS acquires Australia’s Tasman Group, consolidating its leadership in the world meat sector.
Inception of the JBS bank as the founding cell of today’s Banco Original.
JBS acquires Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation in the USA, which operates in poultry farming, slaughtering, processing and marketing of poultry meat.
JBS incorporates Bertin meat processing company.
The Germinare Institute is created.
The school Escola Germinare is founded as an initiative of the Germinare Institute.
Eldorado Brasil is founded and the construction of the pulp mill begins.
Banco Original is founded.
Flora expands its portfolio, incorporating new brands: OX, Francis, Neutrox, Matinset and Assim.
Eldorado Brasil starts operating.
Vigor becomes an independent company from JBS through spin-off.
Acquisition of Itambé by Vigor.
Acquisition of the Canal Rural TV channel by J&F.
Acquisition of Seara by JBS and inception of JBS Foods, expanding its operations to poultry, pork and processed foods.
Eldorado Brasil’s annual pulp production surpasses 1.5 million tons.
JBS, the world’s leading animal protein processing company, becomes the world’s second largest food company* (source: Bloomberg)
J&F Investimentos becomes Brazil’s largest private economic group* (source: Exame magazine)
JBS makes a series of strategic acquisitions: Cargill Pork in the USA and Moy Park in Europe.
Eldorado reports the industry’s highest operating margins and its first profit.
J&F Acquires the control of Alpargatas S.A in one of the most important transactions of the fashion, apparel and footwear sector in Brazil.