Copersucar S.A. is the largest Brazilian sugar, ethanol and bioenergy company and a significant player in the major world markets. With 36 associated mills, it has a unique business model that integrates every link of the sugar, ethanol and bioenergy production, commercialization and logistics chain, from operational planning to direct delivery to the end customer in Brazil and abroad.
Copersucar’s unique model enables it to capture value by driving production efficiency at the mills through its management of producers and by building scale in logistics, commercialization and risk management. The benefits for producers include the guaranteed sale of all their production on a long-term basis, lower performance and default risk and, most importantly, increased investment capacity through partnerships and projects aimed at driving the group’s growth and competitiveness.
The company intends to triple its business by 2018, achieving a 30% share of Brazilian sugar and ethanol production. Copersucar’s growth strategy is based on expanding the production of member mills, attracting new members and expanding sales of sugar and ethanol produced by non-members.