São Paulo, February 01, 2021 – JBS has invested R$ 60 million in expanding its plant in Jaguariúna (SP) to raise production of Seara Gourmet smoked Bologna sausage, designed for the domestic market, by 67%. The new area at the factory comes on stream in February, and the Company’s investment has created 60 new job positions, all of which have already been filled. The plant currently has 580 employees working in three shifts.
Ricardo Santini, Seara’s Prepared Foods industrial director, explains that the investment was directed at the structure of the factory which, in addition to Bologna sausage also produces pepperoni, as well as for purchasing more modern equipment. “The plant is strategically located to both receive raw materials and inputs, and to supply those regions where demand for the product is highest. We hope to continue our growth trajectory in the premium segment in the search for a greater market share”, he explains.
The Seara Gourmet range is the premium range of Seara, a subsidiary of JBS. Its portfolio covers special cold cuts, hamburgers, special dishes, German sausages and superior quality special pepperoni.
JBS is the world’s second-largest food company and the largest in animal protein. With a global platform diversified by geography and type of products (poultry, pork, beef and lamb), the Company has over 245,000 employees in production units and offices on all continents, in countries like Brazil, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and China, among others. In Brazil, there are over 145,000 employees, making the company one of the country’s largest private employers.
Worldwide, JBS offers an extensive portfolio of brands recognized for excellence and innovation: Swift, Pilgrim’s Pride, Seara, Moy Park, Friboi, Primo, and Just Bare, among many others, which find their way every day onto the tables of consumers in 190 countries. The Company is also investing in correlated businesses like leather, biodiesel, collagen, personal hygiene and cleaning, natural wrapping, solid waste management solutions, recycling, metallic packaging and transport.
JBS conducts its operations focused on the high quality and safety of its food products, and it adheres to best sustainability and animal welfare practices throughout its value chain. The Together for the Amazon program is part of this commitment. Besides fostering the sustainable development of the Amazon biome, promoting the conservation and sustainable use of the forest, it also incorporates improvements in the quality of life of the population living there, as well as the development of new technologies for preserving the environment. With the implementation of a blockchain platform, unrivalled in the animal protein sector, it will extend control not only over the direct suppliers of JBS, but also over their suppliers.