Bunge completes 110 years in Brazil

Bunge Brasil is a subsidiary of the North American company Bunge Limited, which was founded in 1818 and has its headquarters in White Plains (USA). With stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange, the company is a major global player in agribusiness and foods, and has around 35,000 employees in over 40 countries.

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Aligned with its parent company, Bunge Brasil occupies leading positions in all its segments of activity. We are one of the largest companies in agribusiness, foods and bioenergy in the country and the largest agribusiness exporter in Brazil. In 2015, when Bunge commemorated 110 years of operations in Brazil, the company received more than 30 recognitions, including Company of the Year in the Guia Exame de Sustentabilidade and the One of the Best Places to Work seal, from the magazine Você S/A.

We commercialize some 20 million metric tons of agricultural products and are present in 80% of Brazilian households.

From the farm to table, Bunge Brasil is active throughout the production chain via its three business areas: Agribusiness, Foods & Ingredients and Sugar & Bioenergy. The company has more than 100 facilities, including industrial plants, mills, port terminals, distribution centers and silos located in 17 states, as well as the Distrito Federal, in the five different regions of Brazil.

We are engaged in the following activities:

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  • Origination, transportation, warehousing and commercialization of grains and oilseeds to customers worldwide.
  • Processing of oilseeds used to produce meals for animal feed and oil for the food industry, food service (out of home meal sector) and biofuels sectors.
  • Production of oils, margarines, mayonnaise, olive oils, sauces, tomato products and other products for consumers and for industry.
  • Wheat milling and production of flour mixtures for consumers, the foods industry, bakeries and other customers.
  • Farming and processing sugarcane to produce sugar, ethanol and bio-electricity.

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110 years of Bunge Brasil

Click the arrows to view the milestones of our history

1905

Bunge comes to Brazil associating the Santista mil.

1923

Bunge acquires Cavalcanti & Co., which later became Sanbra.

1929

Our first export shipment, a cotton cargo to Europe.

1934

The Salada oil, first edible vegetable oil produced in the country was launched.

1955

Creation of Moinho Santista Foundation, today Bunge Foundation.

1958

Bunge launches its first soybean oil, Primor.

1959

The Delícia margarine is released and distributed in refrigerated vehicles.

1973

Launched the first maize margarine in the Brazilian market, Mila.

1984

The Cukin shortening, especially for frying, is launched

1986

Creation of the Center for Customer Service, five years before the channel is mandatory.

1987

Comes to bakeries innovative line of premix, Pre-Mescla.

1992

Bunge launches Delícia Light margerine, the first in Brazil with 50% fewer calories.

1997

Bunge acquires Ceval Alimentos, soybean crushing giant.

2000

All companies group adopt the Bunge name, consolidating its integration.

2002

Inaugurated the country's largest soy industrialization unit in Rondonópolis (MT).

2003

Bunge unifies its ingredients brands: Bunge Pro.

2007

Bunge buys its first sugarcane mill in Brazil, in Santa Juliana (MG).

2010

Creation of Bunge Brazil.

2011

Bunge acquires tomato products brand Etti.

2013

Inaugurated its first biodiesel plant in Brazil: Nova Mutum (MT).

2014

Inaugurated Miritituba-Barcarena portuary complex, in Pará State, a new export route for the country.

2015

Bunge Brazil completes 110 years. Congratulations to all who helped write this story!

Our products are found in around 80% of Brazilian households, reaching more than 46 million families, according to 2013 data. Consumers recognize and relate to our brands: Delícia, Soya, Primor, Salada and Salsaretti. In the foods industry ingredients segment our Ricca, Pré Mescla, Suprema, Gradina and Cukin brands are known for their high quality and performance.

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This is the result of Bunge's commitment to food safety and consumer health. Above all, we believe in the precautionary principle whereby the lack of scientific evidence should not constitute a pretext enabling the company to ignore its obligation to protect the environment and human health. This principle is respected from product development to its manufacture and distribution. For this reason, before adopting new technologies or ingredients, Bunge systematically assesses the risks involved and the potential impact on the environment and on human health.

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We are present in 17 Brazilian states and in the Distrito Federal, with more than 100 facilities, including factories, plants, mills, ports, distribution centers and elevators.

ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE

At the end of 2015, Bunge had 15,678 employees, including directly hired temporary workers. Gross revenues for the year totaled R$ 39.7 billion, 1% less than the previous year. Assets in Brazil account for 38% of the company's global assets, demonstrating the importance of the operations in the country.

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DISTRIBUTION OF ADDED VALUE 2015 G4-EC1

CONSOLIDATED (IN THOUSANDS OF R$)

%

Personnel

1,495,457 30%

Taxes

772,426 15%

Remuneration of third-party capital

1,158,650 23%

Profit

1,573,558 31%

 

 

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