We are a Brazilian company that is the largest (by sales) in meat processing in the world, producing factory processed beef, chicken, and pork, and also selling by-products from the processing of these meats. We are headquartered in São Paulo. We were founded in 1953 in Anápolis, Goiás. As of 2017, Our company had 150 industrial plants around the world. J&F Investimentos is a 42% indirect shareholder in JBS S.A., which is listed on American stock markets as JBSAY. J&F Investimentos is wholly owned by Joesley Batista and Wesley Batista. As of May 2017, JBS S.A. remains the world’s biggest butcher.
In partnership with our other units, the united JBS family represents the largest animal protein company in the world with production platforms and facilities in countries including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay and more than 200,000 team members working hard every day to be the best in all they do.
From our humble beginnings as a small, family-owned beef company started by our founder, José Batista Sobrinho (JBS), in the rolling savannas of Goiás, Brazil, in 1953, to our evolution into the world leader in protein with operations all around the globe, JBS has been guided by the same core values.
Determination, Humility, Discipline, Availability, Sincerity, Simplicity, and Ownership.
These values have led JBS from a single packing plant in South America to the leading provider of meat protein in the world. And these values will continue to serve as our foundation and our strength as we venture through the 21st century — a century of challenge, but of even greater opportunity. Our global population will reach a staggering 9+ billion by the year 2050, and as our world grows, so do the needs of its global citizens.
Our collective challenge is to provide this growing world with the nutritious, safe, and affordable food it requires in a sustainable manner that respects our planet’s resources and secures a strong, prosperous course for future generations. The JBS team stands ready to meet this, the great challenge of our time. Will you join us?