Paraná, May 14, 2021 – JBS, the world’s second-largest food company and the largest in the protein sector, officially announced on Friday (14) an investment of R$ 1.85 billion in Rolândia (PR) by 2025. This is expected to create around 2600 new direct jobs. The plans include the construction of a prepared foods plant, as well as the modernization and expansion of the current poultry factory already in operation. The objective is to attend to the domestic and overseas markets, both for the production of raw protein, and prepared foods. Work has already commenced, with conclusion expected in the fourth quarter de 2022.
“JBS is always alert to market demands in order to expand its production capacity. Our investments demonstrate the global importance of the state of Paraná as a food production hub for the world.”, Wesley Batista Filho, president of JBS Brazil and Seara points out.
The Rolândia plant currently has 3,700 direct Team Members, as well as the partnership with 390 integrated producers. Following the expansion, an additional 150 producers will be integrated. The Company already has operations in 14 municipalities of Paraná, including production units, distribution centers, incubators and feed plants. The Company now employs over 14,000 people in the state, and also has a network of over 2,000 integrated producers that provide the Company with raw materials while contributing to the economies of the regions surrounding the plants.
JBS is the world’s second-largest food company and the largest in the animal protein sector. With a global platform diversified by type of products (poultry, pork, beef and lamb), the Company has over 250,000 Team Members 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, JBS is the country’s largest employer, with over 145,000 Team Members. Worldwide, JBS offers an extensive portfolio of brands recognized for excellence and innovation: Seara, Swift, Pilgrim’s Pride, Moy Park, 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, with emphasis on the circular economy. JBS conducts its operations allocating priority to high quality and food safety, while adopting the best sustainability and animal welfare practices across its entire value chain and, in March 2021 it assumed the commitment to become Net Zero by 2040. This means that JBS will zero the net balance of its greenhouse gas emissions, reducing the intensity of the direct and indirect emissions and offsetting all residual emissions. JBS was the first global company in the protein sector to take on this commitment, with intention of feeding people around the world in an increasingly sustainable manner.