The division produced around 710 million packaging items for the food and aerosol ranges
São Paulo, January 14, 2019 – JBS Embalagens Metálicas has reported its best operating year. This is how the JBS Novos Negócios division ended 2018, reporting output of approximately 710 million cans. This is up 25% on the average number of cans produced annually over the past years.
“Our performance was highly consistent throughout 2018, when we were setting records every quarter. Our goal for the future is to break the one billion cans a year milestone. We know this is a very ambitious target, but the strong growth we have shown put it within our reach”, said Marcelo Jorcovix, director of the JBS Embalagens Metálicas Division.
The Company’s production lines are concentrated in the interior of the state of São Paulo and it is one of industry’s biggest players in Latin America, making food packaging for items such as vegetables, tomato-based products, coffees, dairy items, conserves, heart of palm, fish and other products. The division also produces aerosol packaging, an area where much of its growth has come from.
JBS Embalagens Metálicas’ positive performance is the result of ongoing investment in technology and human capital development. The Company currently has cutting edge industrial facilities following more than R$ 40 million in investment over the past several years.
JBS is one of the world’s leading food industry companies with approximately 230 thousand employees in over 15 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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