After investing R$ 18 million, the plant has increased production capacity and reinforced environmental controls
São Paulo, December 20, 2017 – This Tuesday (19), JBS inaugurated the new facilities at its units in Santana de Parnaíba (SP), which makes jerked and dried beef. The plant has modernized its deboning, salting, drying and waste treatment processes and has been expanded so that it can house additional machinery; the plant has also optimized a number of processes and increased production.
The company has invested R$ 18 million and following the expansion, the unit will be able to increase output from 1000 tons to 1600 tons a month.
“Following refurbishment, the Santana de Parnaíba unit is the most modern jerked beef manufacturing facility in Brazil, employing strict health and quality procedures; it is also a model plant for used water treatment”, said Renato Costa, CEO of JBS Carnes.
The unit has been supplied with new waste treatment equipment, which means that water used during the process can be returned to the environment in a 97% pure state, thanks to new electrolytic panels installed in the tank. Treatment capacity has also been increased to match additional output capabilities.
The plant in Santana de Parnaíba was acquired by JBS in 2013 and employs 230 staff. The plant serves the domestic market, producing dried and jerked beef for the Friboi brand and owned brands sold through major retail chains.
JBS is one of the world’s leading food industry companies with approximately 235 thousand employees in over 20 countries. The company owns a portfolio of brands that are acknowledged for their excellence and innovation, including Doriana, Friboi, Moy Park, Pilgrim’s Pride, Primo, Seara, Swift, Gold’n Plump and others, serving over 300,000 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 and has adopted a number of animal welfare procedures.
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