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Marfrig Expands in Mato Grosso State

by 5m Editor
12 April 2010, at 12:23p.m.

BRAZIL - Brazilian meat processor Marfrig Alimentos S.A., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Seara Alimentos S/A, has entered into a Protocol of Intention with the State of Mato Grosso, to build chicken farms and a meatpacking plants to produce fresh chicken products (whole and cuts), in the city of Jaciara, state of Mato Grosso.

The unit will have a slaughter capacity of 200,000 poultry/day, increasing the Company’s poultry slaughter capacity to 2.6 million in Brazil.

Marfrig says the move will further strengthen its positioning in the industry through the SEARA brand, while maintaining a diversified production with various animal proteins.

The unit is expected to create 1,100 direct jobs and another 1,000 indirect ones, in addition to favoring local producers, thus contributing to the development of the Mato Grosso state economy.

The project is expected to be concluded in three years, with estimated investments of R$150 million.