Top 10 Companies in South America 2015

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7. Odebrecht SA

Odebrecht SA is a Brazilian conglomerate and is in varied business like Engineering, construction, chemicals and petrochemicals.


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It was founded in 1944. The company is present in more than 21 countries such as South America, Central America, North America, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Its leading company is Norberto Odebrecht Construtora.Odebrecht S.A. is a holding company for Braskem S.A., which is the largest petrochemicals producer in Latin America. Braskem is one of the Brazil's five largest private-sector manufacturing companies. Odebrecht focuses on sustainable development of micro regions in Brazil’s northeast, and has contributed for around 40 plus years to Brazilian art and culture. The members of Odebrecht group are guided by the principles of Odebrecht Entrepreneurial Technology (TEO), which provides the ethical, moral and conceptual basis governing their actions. Odebrecht focuses on technology and innovation to devise solutions for reducing costs, increasing productivity, creating new competencies and generating the sustainability. Odebrecht Industrial Engineering undertakes large-scale projects in Brazil and other countries for basic industrial purposes in several sectors. The company performs integrated services ranging from feasibility studies, engineering, supply, construction, and electronic assembly to pre-operation, maintenance, and plant management. Odebrecht Infrastructure-Latin America has diversified its business in various sectors and also working towards transferring technology and promoting educational, environmental and social inclusion programs. The company also develops residential, corporate, commercial, and multipurpose ventures; provides waste treatment, and water and sewer services, as well as operates plants in the metalworking, oil, mining, steel, chemical, pulp and paper, and petrochemical industries.

(All in billion USD)

Revenue: 30.84

Profit: 0.207

Market Cap: 27.8