About Camil

With over 50 years of history, Camil is one of the largest consumer goods Brazilian and South American companies in the food segment, holding leading positions in the segments and countries we operate. Camil’s business includes industrialization, commercialization and distribution of grains (mainly rice and beans), sugar and canned fish (sardines and tuna, including sauces and pates) by well-known brands leaders in the markets of Brazil, Uruguay, Chile and Peru. Diversified portfolio of traditional, consolidated and consumer-recognized brands allows Camil to have leadership positions in the market and significant participation in the sugar and canned fish categories in Brazil.

Camil has 29 processing sites, 18 distribution centers and 14 industrial plants in Brazil that serve the grain, sugar and canned fish segments. Outside of Brazil, there are 8 grain processing plants in Uruguay, 3 in Chile, 3 in Peru and 1 in Argentina. Our yearly production capacity is 1,760 thousand metric tons of grain, 727 thousand metric tons of sugar and about 60 thousand metric tons of canned fish. In Brazil, there are approximately 20,000 customers through our sales force and distribution platforms, which also enables our products to reach approximately 285,000 sales points, according to Nielsen. Additionally, we export our products to more than 50 countries.

Camil has a consistent track record of growth and expansion of our market share in Brazil and South America, both through organic growth and through strategic acquisitions, through the diversification of our geographic performance and product categories.

Camil operates relevant markets in the food sector in South America, where believes there is a positive outlook, supported by the resumption of economic growth, population growth and the strengthening of favorable trends in consumption habits. The operations are in the Grains, Sugar and Canned Fish categories:

Purpose and Values

Purpose

We believe that each person can make a difference in someone’s life and we exist to nurture relationships that bring more flavor to the everyday life.

Values

We want everyone who has a relationship with Camil to understand our values and purpose. Therefore, we believe that it is fundamental that:

  • Trust: We honor our commitments with seriousness and discipline. We value transparency in our relationships and for that, we gain respect and trust.
  • Entrepreneurship: We believe in the sum of those who dream with the effort and courage of those who realize their dreams. This is the driving force for entrepreneurship and growth with profitability
  • Enthusiasm: We express joy, vitality and energy in our everyday life.
    Thus, we inspire people.
  • Proximity: We build strong partnerships as a way of establishing deep and perennial relationships with all those who live with us: our consumers, customers, employees and suppliers.
  • Responsibility: We prioritize ethics and high quality in EVERYTHING we do. This way, we seek to ensure the sustainability of our business and of the environment, beyond results.
History

With over 50 years of history, Camil is one of the largest food companies in Brazil and Latin America, with a diversified brands portfolio in rice, sugar and fish segments as well as leadership positions in the countries where the company operates. Listed on 2017 in Novo Mercado, B3’s highest level of corporate governance, Camil has operations in Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Peru and Argentina.

The Company began its operations in 1963 in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, at a time when rice crops migrated from the center-west region to the southern region of Brazil due to this region’s higher productivity. In the 1970s, we expanded our operations to the state of São Paulo. In the 1980s, we started to pack and sell rice under the Camil brand and we opened our first distribution center in São Paulo. The 1990s were marked by (i) the growth of our business as we entered new markets, including the bean market; (ii) the transfer of our headquarters from the state of Rio Grande do Sul to the state of São Paulo; and (iii) the investment in our capital structure by TCW, a U.S. private equity fund.

As of 2000, after the Quartiero family assumed our control, our expansion strategy has comprised acquisitions in addition to our organic growth.

We acquired (i) Saman, in Uruguay, in 2007; (ii) Tucapel, in Chile, in 2009; (iii) BB Mendes, in the state of Maranhão, in 2010; (iv) Femepe Indústria e Comércio de Pescados S.A., or Femepe, (holder of the Pescador and Alcyon brands) and Canadá Participações Ltda. (holder of the Coqueiro brand), in Brazil, to diversify our portfolio by entering the canned fish market, and Costeño, in Peru, in 2011; (v) Docelar Alimentos e Bebidas S.A. (holder of the União and Da Barra brands), in the sugar market in Brazil, and Ormus (holder of the Hoja Redonda brand), in Peru, in 2012; (vi) Carreteiro Indústria e Comércio de Alimentos Ltda., in Brazil, La Loma Alimentos S.A., in Argentina, and Envasadora Arequipa S.A.C. (holder of the Arroz del Sur brand), in Peru, in 2013; and (viii) Romero Trading S.A. (holder of the Paisana brand), in Peru, in 2014.

We operate in Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Peru and Argentina. In Brazil, we are leaders in the rice market (Camil) and refined sugar market (União). We also rank first in the canned sardines market and second in the canned tuna market (Coqueiro) and second in the beans market (Camil), according to Nielsen/Scantrack in May 2017. Outside Brazil, we are a rice market leader in Uruguay (Saman), Chile (Tucapel) and Peru (Costeño).

On August 1, 2016, WP Angra dos Reis Holdco S.A. (now WP XII e Fundo de Investimento em Participações Multiestratégia), a fund that is part of Warburg Pincus, one of the largest private equity managers in the United States, purchased the equity interest held by Gávea Investimentos in our Company. Prior to our Initial Public Offering, WP XII e Fundo de Investimento em Participações Multiestratégia held 31.75% of our capital stock and had two seats on our board of directors.

 

Timeline

1963 – Starting: Jairo Quartiero leaves the seminary and becomes a truck driver, in the city of Itaqui, at Rio Grande do Sul, transporting rice to São Paulo.

1971 – First Shed: Rental of the first shed to buy and resell rice of different brands, giving force to the migration of the grain from the central region to the south of the country.

1974 – Innovation: Started to distribute rice in 5kg plastic bags, supplying a consumer demand.

1975 – Arrival in São Paulo: Inaugurated the first storage, distribution and customer service center in São Paulo.

1985 – First Mill: Expanding the activities, with the implementation of the first rice mill, also here in São Paulo.

1987 – Rice with beans: Now, yes, the dish is complete: business is expanded with the commercialization of beans with the Camil brand.

1996 – Pleasure, a S.A. Company: We became S.A. and, with new acquisitions, we consolidated as the largest rice company in Brazil.

2007 – Beyond the Border: Our internationalization begins with the purchase of Uruguayan Saman, the market leader in the country.

2009 – We arrived in Chile: Featured in the Chilean rice processing, Tucapel becomes part of the Camil family.

2010 – New Acquisitions: Acquisition of the Maranhense industrial complex BB Mendes, adding the brands Bom Maranhense and Mais Saboroso to the portfolio.

2011 – High tide with Coqueiro: The sea is for news: Coqueiro arrives to add and diversify our offer of products.

2012 – Sweet União: We are happy with one more member of the family: União, a brand that has won the hearts of all Brazilians.

2013 – Olá Hermanos: Attentive to the international market, the acquisition of the argentine Loma Alimentos, which has as an attractive organic milled rice.

2017 – Camil launches the new corporate brand, which shows our values: Responsibility, Entrepreneurship, Proximity, Trust and Enthusiasm. The year also marks our change of address for this venue.

2017 – Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Camil Alimentos S.A.


Updated at 12/21/2017 at 09:25 am

Linha do tempo

Jairo Quartiero deixa o
seminário e vira caminhoneiro,
na cidade de Itaqui, no Rio
Grande do Sul, transportando
arroz até São Paulo.

Início

1963

Alugamos o primeiro galpão
para comprar e revender
arroz de diversas marcas,
dando força à migração do
cultivo do grão da regiáo
central para o Sul do país.

Primeiro Galpão

1971

De forma pioneira,
começamos a distribuir
arroz em embalagens
plásticas de 5 kg, suprindo
uma demanda dos
consumidores.

Inovação

1974

Inauguramos em São Paulo
nosso primeiro centro de
armazenamento, distribuição
e atendimento ao cliente.

Chegada
a São Paulo

1975

Ampliamos nossas
atividades, com a
implantação do nosso
primeiro moinho de arroz,
também aqui em São Paulo.

Primeiro Moinho

1985

Agora, sim, o prato ficou
completo: os negócios
se expandem com
a comercialização de feijão
com a marca Camil.

Arroz com feijão

1987

Nos tornamos S/A e,
com novas aquisições,
nos consolidamos
como a maior
empresa de
arroz do Brasil.

Prazer, S/A.

1996

Nossa internacionalização começa
com a compra da uruguaia Saman,
líder de mercado no país.

Além da fronteira

2007

Destaque no beneficiamento
de arroz chileno, a Tucapel passa
a fazer parte da família Camil.

Chegamos ao Chile

2009

Adquirimos o complexo
industrial maranhense
BB Mendes, somando
as marcas Bom
Maranhense e Mais
saboroso ao portfólio.

Novas aquisições

2010

O mar está para novidades:
a Coqueiro chega para somar
e diversificar nossa oferta de
produtos.

Maré alta
com Coqueiro

2011

Estamos felizes com
mais um integrante
da família: a União,
marca que ganhou
o coração de todos
os brasileiros.

Doce União

2012

Atentos ao mercado internacional,
compramos a argentina Loma
Alimentos, que tem como atrativo
o arroz branqueado orgãnico.

Olá, hermanos!

2013

Lançamos a nova marca corporativa,
que transparece nossos valores:
Responsabilidade, Empreendedorismo,
Proximidade, Confiança e Entusiasmo.
O ano marca também nossa mudança
de endereço para esta sede.

2017

Jairo Quartiero deixa o
seminário e vira caminhoneiro,
na cidade de Itaqui, no Rio
Grande do Sul, transportando
arroz até São Paulo.

Início

1963

Alugamos o primeiro galpão
para comprar e revender
arroz de diversas marcas,
dando força à migração do
cultivo do grão da região
central para o Sul do país.

Primeiro Galpão

1971

De forma pioneira,
começamos a distribuir
arroz em embalagens
plásticas de 5 kg, suprindo
uma demanda dos
consumidores.

Inovação

1974

De forma pioneira,
começamos a distribuir
arroz em embalagens
plásticas de 5 kg, suprindo
uma demanda dos
consumidores.

Chegada a São Paulo

1975

Ampliamos nossas
atividades, com a
implantação do nosso
primeiro moinho de arroz,
também aqui em São Paulo.

Primeiro Moinho

1985

Agora, sim, o prato ficou
completo: os negócios
se expandem com a
comercialização de feijão
com a marca Camil.

Arroz com feijão

1987

Nos tornamos S/A e,
com novas aquisições,
nos consolidamos
como a maior
empresa de
arroz do Brasil.

Prazer, S/A.

1996

Nossa internacionalização começa
com a compra da uruguaia Saman,
líder de mercado no país.

Além da fronteira

2007

Destaque no beneficiamento
de arroz chileno, a Tucapel passa
a fazer parte da família Camil.

Chegamos ao Chile

2009

Adquirimos o complexo
industrial maranhense
BB Mendes, somando
as marcas Bom
Maranhense e Mais
saboroso ao portf�lio.

Novas aquisições

2010

O mar está para novidades:
a Coqueiro chega para somar
e diversificar nossa oferta
de produtos.

Maré alta com Coqueiro

2011

Estamos felizes com
mais um integrante
da família: a União,
marca que ganhou
o coração de todos
os brasileiros.

Doce União

2012

Atentos ao mercado internacional,
compramos a argentina Loma
Alimentos, que tem como atrativo
o arroz branqueado orgânico.

Olá, hermanos!

2013

Lançamos a nova marca corporativa,
que transparece nossos valores:
Responsabilidade, Empreendedorismo,
Proximidade, Confiança e Entusiasmo.
O ano marca também nossa mudança
de endereço para esta sede.

2017

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