Marfrig Global Foods S.A.
Sociedade Anônima
Traded as BM&F Bovespa: MRFG3
Industry Food Processing
Founded 2000
Headquarters São Paulo, Brazil
Key people
Marcos Antonio Molina dos Santos (CEO)
Products Foods & Beverages
Revenue Increase US$ 8.0 billion (2013) [1]
Decrease - US$ 345.3 million (2013) [2]
Number of employees

Marfrig is the third-largest Brazilian food processing company, after JBS and Brasil Foods. The company is headquartered in São Paulo. The company has an operational base in 22 countries, exporting to over 100, and is the fourth-largest beef producer in the world.

Marfrig has about 90,000 employees and has the following structure of units: 33 units of cattle industry (24 in Brazil, five in Argentina, and four in Uruguay), 21 industrial units of chickens (14 in Brazil, four in Europe, and three in the USA), 48 plants for industrial goods and processed (16 in Brazil, five in Argentina, three in Uruguay, eight in the USA, one in China, one in Thailand, one in Malaysia, one in South Korea, one in Australia, and 11 in Europe), four industrial pig units in Brazil, two industrial units of turkeys (one in Brazil and one in Europe), five plants of lamb (one in Brazil, three in Uruguay and one in Chile), 27 own factories of feed for chickens, turkeys, and pigs (21 in Brazil, three in Europe and three in the U.S.) and two trading companies (Chile and the United Kingdom), 14 industries and commercial offices for leather (one in Brazil, four in Uruguay, one in China, one in Germany, two in the U.S., one in Argentina, one in Mexico, and three in South Africa). The daily capacity is 31,200 head of cattle, 10,400 pigs, 10,400 sheep, 350,000 turkeys, and 3.7 million chickens. In addition, the company has an installed capacity around 126,000 tons of processed products, and more than 178,500 pieces of leather processed per month. In June 2010, it announced the acquisition of Keystone Foods, a supplier of processed meats for the restaurant chain McDonald's and other companies.[4]

The company was a sponsor of the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups,[5] the latter held in Marfrig's home country of Brazil.


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