Exports being this month and are expected to reach 250 tons per year from 2020


Sao Paulo, May 17, 2018 – NovaProm – Collagen & Food Ingredients, a JBS Novos Negócios company and world leader in beef collagen production, has  finalized negotiations allowing it to start trading on the South African market. In May, exports begin with ten tons of fiber collagen and collagen powder being exported to South Africa and this figure is expected to reach 250 tons in 2020.


South Africa represents a significant opportunity for us to further expand our business, as it is in a strategic location and is currently one of the biggest economies on the African continent”, said Walter Lene, NovaProm director.


The move into this new market will further consolidate NovaProm’s international footprint. The company currently sells to all continents. Africa, Latin America, North America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. The product range being marketed is Novapro, available as collagen fiber that gives various food products an improved texture, particularly meat-based products; and powdered collagen, used in a vast range of applications, mainly injected products. 


Founded in 2002, NovaProm – Collagen & Food Ingredients is the world’s leading manufacturer of beef collagen. The company can produce 5 thousand tons of collagen and 4 thousand tons of functional ingredients for processed products each year. It has been certified to serve the global food industry, guaranteeing food quality and safety. The unit also produces and market food supplements through its Novapro Hidro range – hydrolyzed collagen offering high bioavailability when ingested.


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