The Company

We are one of the leaders in the production and sale of fresh beef and its byproducts, live cattle exports and beef processing in South America.

Background

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Minerva Foods daily invests in the modernization of its industrial units, makes strategic acquisitions, maintains a broad and customized portfolio of quality products and has an integrated and efficient distribution logistics.

In Brazil, through its 10 slaughterhouses plants and 01 processing plant, the Company offers healthy and nutritious food products that are sold to customers around the world through its 09 distribution centers and 16 international offices.

Slaughter and deboning plants, processing units and distribution centers located in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay make up Athena Foods, a subsidiary of Minerva S/A, which was born a leader in the global exports of South American beef.

Purpose

Commitment to the sustainable future of the planet’s food supply.

Values

Results Orientation, Commitment, Sustainability, Innovation and Recognition.

TIMELINE

1957

The Vilela de Queiroz family starts its cattle raising and logistics operations, transporting animals from farms to slaughterhouses.

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1992

The Vilela de Queiroz Family acquires “Frigorífico Minerva do Brasil S/A”, its first slaughter and deboning plant, located in the city of Barretos, in the state of São Paulo (the Company’s current headquarters).

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1999

The Company leases and subsequently acquires an industrial unit in the city of José Bonifácio, in the state of São Paulo.

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2003

The live cattle export operations start in the state of Pará.

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2004

A new industrial unit is constructed and inaugurated in the city of Palmeiras de Goiás, in the state of Goiás.

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2006

The Company enters into a lease agreement for a slaughter plant in the city of Batayporã, in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul.

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2007

The Company goes public and acquires a unit in the municipality of Araguaína, in the state of Tocantins.

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2008

The Company acquires its first unit abroad, in the city of Asunción, in Paraguay.

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2009

The year marks the inauguration of Minerva Dawn Farms; the start of the deboning plant operations in the city of Rolim de Moura, in the state of Rondônia; and the inauguration of one distribution center in the city of Viana, in the state of Espírito Santo, and another in the city of Itajaí, in the state of Santa Catarina.

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2010

The distribution centers begin operating in the city of Brasília, in the Federal District, and in the city of Araraquara, in the state of São Paulo. One industrial unit is acquired in the city of Campina Verde, in the state of Minas Gerais.

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2011

Minerva Leather, the Company’s leather division, is inaugurated in the city of Barretos, in the state of São Paulo; the first unit (Frigorífico Pul) is acquired in Uruguay; and a distribution center is inaugurated in the city of Belo Horizonte, in the state of Minas Gerais.

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2012

Minerva S/A changes its name to Minerva Foods and acquires another slaughterhouses plant called Frigomerc in Paraguay.

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2013

An agreement to acquire the BRF plants in the cities of Várzea Grande and Mirassol d’Oeste, in the state of Mato Grosso, is executed. We take full control of Minerva Dawn Farms (currently called Minerva Fine Foods) and inaugurate two distribution centers, one in the city of Uberlândia, in the state of Minas Gerais, and another in the city of Fortaleza, in the state of Ceará.

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2014

We acquire one plant in the city of Janaúba, in the state of Minas Gerais, in Brazil, and another in Carrasco, in Uruguay.

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2015

We acquire Frigorífico Red Cárnica S.A, located in the city of Montería, in Colombia, and enter into a lease agreement for a slaughter plant in the city of Asunción, in Paraguay.

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2016

We inaugurate two new distribution centers in Latin America, located in the cities of Santiago (Chile) and Bogotá (Colombia), and acquire IMTP, a trading company based in Australia (later named Minerva Foods Asia), and INTERMEAT, in the city of Barueri, in the state of São Paulo. We also found Minerva Energia, an energy trade company.

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2017

The Company celebrates 25 years of operations, acquires 9 slaughterhouses plants in South America, 3 of which in Paraguay, 1 in Uruguay and 5 in Argentina, where Minerva also acquires 2 beef processing plants and 1 distribution center, reaching a significant milepost in its history of acquisitions.

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2017

We found Minerva Foods Europe in England and set up a new international office in Singapore. Still this year, Minerva Foods celebrates its 10th anniversary as a publicly held company listed on the Bolsa de Valores, Mercadorias e Futuro de São Paulo (BM&FBovespa) and is elected the 2016 Agribusiness Company by the “Melhores & Maiores” yearbook of the EXAME magazine.

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2018

With the creation of Athena Foods, a Chilean company fully controlled by Minerva S/A and comprised of Argentinian, Chilean, Colombian, Paraguayan and Uruguayan operations, Minerva Foods expands its international presence. We also inaugurate new company buildings in the city of Barreto, in the state of São Paulo.

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2019

In 2019, Minerva Foods enters into an asset swap agreement with Marfrig, whereby it takes over the slaughter plant in Paratininga and, in return, Marfrig takes over the slaughter plant in Vázea Grande, both in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil.

PRESENCE

We currently operate 10 industrial units in Brazil and have 9 distribution centers near the main ports in South America and the most important highways in Brazil.

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