Sao Paulo, September 12, 2018 – JBS Higiene & Limpeza has started selling bars of soap to São Tomé and Príncipe, in Africa. In just a few months, containers with over 80 tons of the product have been shipped.
The company, the biggest producer of soap in bars and soaps for hygiene and industry in Brazil, expects to increase sales to these countries by around 70% by the end of the year.
In 2018, the division resumed sales to Angola, where ten containers were sent (230 tons) and it expects sales to rise by up to 300% over the next 12 months.
Exports reinforce the division’s strategy to increase its share of the export market. “Opening contracts on the African continent reflects our approach to the global market. We are also looking at opportunities on other continents”, said Israel Morales, director of the JBS Higiene & Limpeza division.
JBS Higiene & Limpeza division produces the base mass for vegetable or animal and glycerin-based solid and liquid soaps and has high capacity production lines. The company supplies some of the biggest manufacturers in Brazil, has over 50 customers worldwide and also exports to Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Paraguay, Venezuela, Angola, São Tomé and Príncipe and Uruguay.
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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