Top 10 Companies in South America 2015

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6. Petróleo Ipiranga

Empresas Petróleo Ipiranga is a Brazilian conglomerate and is in the field of refining, distribution of oil and chemical industries.

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The company distributes chemicals and petrochemicals in central and South American market. The chemical products comprise of polymers, resins, and solvents used by the adhesive, rubber, and paint industries.

There was news in 2007 that Ipiranga would be purchased by a collation formed by Petrobras, Braskem and Grupo Ultra, and its retail operations would be split between Grupo Ultra and Petrobras.Ipiranga actively participates in important social issues concerning environment and education. They have a number of promotion programs like the KM advantage, travel for Km advantage, fuel discounts and several other benefits on travel and tourism.

(All in billion USD)

Revenue: 22.9

Profit: 6.09

Market Cap: 30.09