Since 1984, CJ Selecta has pioneered the manufacture of soy products for different segments. Headquartered in Uberlândia (MG), an industrial unit in Araguari (MG), a commercial office in São Paulo (SP) and several branches throughout Brazil, the company is today one of the largest exporters of Soy Protein Concentrate (SPC, in the acronym in English soy protein concentrate), with sources of transgenic and non-transgenic soy.
With 38 years in the market, in 2017 the company underwent a major transformation after having its operational control acquired by the South Korean group CJ CheilJedang. Until then known as Sementes Selecta, the company changes its name to CJ Selecta, becoming part of one of the largest conglomerates in the world in food, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, entertainment, media, home shopping and logistics.
Today, the company is part of the CJ Bio Division, a global leader in bioscience based on the development of products that meet customer needs based on sustainable biotechnology. With focus on offering environmentally friendly solutions, for the past 50 years the company has been working on the development of cutting edge technologies for microorganisms, becoming a reference in the market for food amino acids and fermented nucleotides for food.
Foundation of Selecta with focus on trading soybean seeds - part of them non-GM - and other agricultural inputs.
Accelerated growth, with focus on soy as the main business.
Start of own logistics program - trucks and terminal at the Port of Tubarão.
Construction of the Araguari (MG) operational unit begins.
Inauguration of the soybean crushing plant in the city of Araguari (MG).
Development of the SPC market in South America and Asia.
Sale of control to the Chilean group Corpesca.
ProTerra certification for non-GM products.
Start of the X-Soy plant.
Beginning of lecithin production.
Acquisition of 90% of the company's operational control by the Korean group CJ. The company is renamed CJ Selecta.
Barter operations to promote non-GM soy.
FSSC22000 certification for food products.
Purchase of the remaining 10%, making the company 100% part of the CJ group.
Start of operations at the organomineral fertilizer factory in Araguari (MG).
Planning of the construction of the alcohol generating unit from soy molasses.
Inauguration of the ethanol plant.
is proud of
working at CJ Selecta
Contribute to national economic development and people's lives through business.
Maximize the capacity of talented people and create an environment of respect.
To seek profit and prosperity through rational management and innovation.
Contribute to the global community by providing the best value with our OnlyOne products and services.
An unrivalled company in soy nutrients, with innovation, quality and sustainability.
OnlyOne: achieving leadership with fundamental competence being the first, best and different.
Talent: becoming a leader with exceptional talents and exceptional corporate culture.
Shared growth: to be respected by society for composing ecosystems and creating shared value.
Principles that guide the actions of the group members: Integrity, Passion, Respect and Creativity.
Our business vision
At CJ Selecta, we want to be a global reference in soy nutrients, with innovation, quality and sustainability:
With annual sales of US $ 30 billion and global assets of US $ 22.4 billion, the group was founded in 1953 and has become one of the sales leaders in the food sector, especially in the sugar, flour and oil segments. Today, the CJ group does business in the areas of Home Shopping & Logistics, Bio & Pharma, Entertainment & Media and Food & Food Services. In Brazil, the Korean company does business in the area of soy trading, logistics and bioscience, with a factory in the interior of São Paulo.
CJ Selecta produces ingredients that are manufactured from the soy crushing process. These high quality ingredients are used in different industries, from human and animal food.
When processing soybeans, we first obtain Soy Oil, which is marketed with the main manufacturers of cooking oil, in addition to margarine and mayonnaise. Our oil is recognized as ‘’ Standard A ’’, by the main brands sold in the country, and we are present in its day-to-day, in various products and brands.
We also produce SPC, which is a Soy Protein Concentrate, used in several applications for the production of animal feed, such as fish, salmon mainly, pigs, pets, poultry and even cattle. Today, Selecta is the world's largest producer of this ingredient. Here is a highlight: this concentrate, today, is also the main ingredient of salmon ration in the world. So, if you eat a salmon here in Brazil, or even in other parts of the world, most likely it was fed by CJ Selecta's SPC.
I also want to highlight here, soy lecithin, which we produce and deliver to the biggest chocolate brands in Brazil and Europe.
In addition, we have a new area within CJ Selecta, which is the production of Organic Fertilizers, which are made from soy ingredients to serve Brazilian agriculture, bringing innovation, technology and sustainability to different cultures, such as soy, corn, coffee, cane, among many others in Brazil.
We have high quality products, produced with strict controls and that serve customers in Brazil and abroad, with a focus on ethics, innovation and sustainability.
And that is why I always say: I am proud to be part of this Cj Selecta team. Thank you!
CEO CJ Selecta
Based on the CJ Group's Code of Ethics and Conduct, the guidelines were established for all the Company's suppliers. The principles set out in this Supplier Policy include an important component of supplier selection and evaluation.
In addition, we expect our suppliers to further apply these standards in the supply chain. When developing and selecting suppliers, service providers and partners, the company considers impartially objective, technical, professional and ethical criteria, as well as compliance with legal, labor and environmental requirements.
For this reason, we have created a Code of Ethics and Conduct for Suppliers, with the aim of strengthening our common understanding of how these principles should be put into practice in daily business, including advancing efforts to contribute to the health of people, animals and plants.