In addition, new markets have opened to countries in which we operate, beginning with Brazil, ten plants have been authorized to export to Indonesia, five of which we own: in Araguaína (TO), José Bonifácio (SP), Mirassol d’Oeste (MT), Palmeiras de Goiás (GO) and Rolim de Moura (RO). Argentina received certification to export to the United States, with Uruguay now exporting to the markets of Japan and Saudi Arabia. In addition, Paraguay and Colombia were granted certification to export to Saudi Arabia.
This development signals the solidification of South America as a major global supplier of beef, which has benefited and positioned Minerva Foods as a unique player in the global market. The mitigation of sanitary and trade barriers through operational excellence and geographic diversification, a risk management model that seeks to reduce volatility in the returns, combined with the pillars of sustainability (Environmental, Social and Governance), a benchmark for the industry, these are all fundamental aspects that have set us apart.
Standing before this promising horizon, Minerva Foods’ corporate strategy for the coming years is to increasingly expand its competitive advantages by investing in sustainability and innovation, market intelligence and risk management, improving the business model and reducing operational and financial risk, integrating operations in search of synergies and greater efficiency in order to amplify opportunities in high growth markets.