BNDES approves R$800 million for new Copasul soybean crusher – Rural Side

BNDES approves R$800 million for new Copasul soybean crusher – Rural Side
BNDES approves R$800 million for new Copasul soybean crusher – Rural Side

Opening is in 2026 and should benefit around 1 million tons of grain per year, generating 150 jobs

Sketch of Copasul’s new soybean processing unit. (Photo: Disclosure)

The BNDES (National Bank for Economic and Social Development) approved financing of R$800 million for the construction of a soy processing unit for Copasul (Cooperativa Agrícola Sul-mato-grossense), based in Naviraí, a municipality 360 kilometers from Campo Big. The project will have a total investment of R$ 1.4 billion, of which R$ 1 billion will be dedicated exclusively to industry and another R$ 400 million will be allocated to expanding the grain storage capacity in Copasul’s silos, ensuring that the company’s demand is met. factory.

According to a note distributed to the press this Thursday by the cooperative, with construction scheduled to begin in March and estimated to take two years for completion, the industry is scheduled to open in 2026. The Copasul soybean processing unit will generate 150 jobs direct and benefit around 1 million tons of grain per year. The factory is expected to add R$3 billion to the cooperative’s annual revenue when it is in operation, being an essential part of achieving the revenue target of around R$10 billion/year by 2026.

“In our analysis, the most important impact is the added value that we will have in soy, which will further strengthen our members and benefit the entire community. I believe that Copasul and the community of Naviraí will witness a cycle of prosperity following the implementation of the industry”, said the executive president of Copasul, Adroaldo Taguti, in the press release.

The financing is the first contracted by Copasul directly with BNDES. The majority of the amount is financed with resources from the bank itself, with the remainder being complemented by agricultural programs under the Safra Plan, such as the PCA (Program for Construction and Expansion of Warehouses) and Prodecoop (Cooperative Development Program for Adding Value to Production Agriculture), as disclosed by BNDES. The cooperative will invest another R$200 million of its own resources in the factory.

“Financing directly by BNDES is a highlight of this project. I believe that the quality of the project and the responses during the analysis by the bank team resulted in its approval. This is a demonstration that our proposal is aligned with the Federal Government’s strategic guidelines for supporting and encouraging industrialization. We are honored and proud of this approval”, celebrated Taguti.

“Support for the cooperative is aligned with the strategy of expanding investments in storage in different regions of the country, in addition to contributing to strengthening the competitiveness of the Brazilian agro-industrial complex”, analyzed the director of Productive Development, Innovation and Foreign Trade at BNDES, José Luís Gordon.

State agroindustrialization plan

At the state level, the project is in line with the MS Government’s vision of encouraging agro-industrialization and adding value to local commodities. As highlighted by the Secretary of Environment, Development, Science, Technology and Innovation of MS, Jaime Verruck, the state government offers a structure of tax incentives and also supports cooperative initiatives through programs such as Procoop (State Program for Development and Strengthening of Cooperativism in Mato Grosso do Sul) and lines of the FCO (Constitutional Financing Fund for the Center-West) to guarantee the competitiveness of the sector. “The Copasul project aligns with the state government’s strategy of adding value and also expanding the cooperative base in Mato Grosso do Sul, which we consider a key factor for the state’s development”, highlighted Verruck.

Copasul’s new industry

The Soy Processing Industrial Unit will generate 150 direct jobs and around 1,900 indirect jobs when it is fully operational – generating income, in wages, of around R$4.2 million per year. The project will add around R$3 billion to Mato Grosso do Sul’s GDP and collect R$230 million in annual taxes for public coffers.

The industry will have the capacity to process 3 thousand tons of soybeans per day, or around 1 million tons/year, transforming the grain into 730 thousand tons of soybean meal, 185 thousand tons of crude degummed oil and 33 thousand tons of pelletized hulls . Among the main destinations for the products are the manufacture of biodiesel, feed and oil refining, in addition to the export market.

The unit will represent a 20% increase in Mato Grosso do Sul’s soybean processing capacity, which will increase from the current 14.5 thousand tons to 17.5 thousand tons per day.

The article is in Portuguese

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