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The Company has invested R$ 1.5 million in Research & Development facilities at the Itumbiara unit


São Paulo, June 20, 2018 – As part of its focus on quality, innovation and sustainability, JBS Couros has just unveiled a Research & Development laboratory at its Itumbiara (GO) plant. R$ 1.5 million was invested in the new facility to better serve various customers, particularly on the car and furniture markets.

The unit will be able to more quickly develop new products and solutions for customers. The laboratory will also be used to train staff in specific areas as well as leather tingeing specialists.

“The new laboratory offers cutting edge solutions that will help us move further ahead in terms of innovation and sustainability, which will make us more competitive in an already hard-fought, diverse and demanding market. The new facility was designed to provide better conditions for reproducing items customers create or require at industrial level, while complying with employee safety and workplace requirements”, said Ramon Torres, technical director at JBS Couros.

Created in 2009, JBS Couros produces leather in the wet blue, crust and finished product stages for the automotive, furniture and footwear and leather goods sectors. Its global business structure makes JBS as an obvious choice for companies that need high production capacity, quality and guaranteed delivery, allied with innovation, to meet an increasingly demanding market.

About JBS
JBS is one of the world’s leading food industry companies with approximately 230 thousand employees in over 20 countries. The Company owns a portfolio of brands that are acknowledged for their excellence and innovation, including Friboi, Moy Park, Pilgrim’s Pride, Primo, Seara, Swift, Gold’n Plump and others, serving over 350,000 customers of more than 150 nationalities worldwide. The company’s focus on innovation also reflects its management approach to related businesses in areas such as leather, biodiesel, collagen, personal hygiene and cleaning products, natural wrappings, solid waste management solutions, metal packaging and transportation. JBS has adopted best sustainability practices throughout its value chain and constantly monitors its suppliers using satellite imagery, georeferenced maps of supplier farms and monitors official data from government agencies; the company also focuses on the highest possible food safety and quality standards. The success of JBS’s operations is closely tied to our Animal welfare practices, which are rigorously applied and have received an increasing share of investments to further improve the Company’s efforts in this area, in line with best practices.


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