About Athena Foods

The world does not resist the taste that comes from the South.

Athena Foods is a Chilean company, with operations in Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia. As a company belonging to Minerva Foods, Athena was born a leader in the global beef export market from South America to the world.

Responsible for more than 30% of the beef consumed in Chile, Athena Foods knows the value of healthy food and meets the most rigorous levels of quality and flavor of the most sophisticated markets.


Our competence in beef goes beyond the Chilean border.

Get to know our slaughter and deboning plants, processing units and distribution centers.

For being strategically located in Latin American countries, they guarantee to the world the most efficient delivery of a broad and complete line of animal proteins.

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Athena Foods owns the largest beef exporter and producer in Argentina, with five producing plants in different districts of the county and daily slaughtering capacity of 5,050 head of cattle. Swift Argentina carries out the most complete and rigorous quality and sanitary controls, from animal traceability and the entire industrial process to delivery of the final product to the point of sale.

Distribution center:
  • Pilar
Industrial units:
  • Berazategui
  • Colonia Caroya
  • Pontevedra
  • Rosario
  • Venado Tuerto
Processing units:
  • Pilar
  • Rosario

Chile was chosen as Athena Foods’ host company for being one of the main markets in South America and having high standards of corporate governance. It has two distribution centers strategically located to meet an increasingly high demand.

Distribution centers:
  • Concepción
  • Santiago

Athena Foods’ industrial unit in Colombia has daily slaughtering capacity of 850 head of cattle and is located in Ciénaga de Oro, Colombia’s largest cattle producing region, with easy access to the main ports of the country.

Distribution center:
  • Bogotá
Industrial unit:
  • Ciénaga de Oro

Athena Foods has five industrial units in Paraguay, which, together, have a daily slaughtering capacity of 5,400 head of cattle, being one of the most important meatpacker in the country. The company seeks a closer relationship with cattle producers, creating relationships of trust with suppliers.

Distribution center:
  • Asunción
Industrial units:
  • Asunción (3 units)
  • Belén
  • San Antonio

With daily slaughtering capacity of 3,200 head of cattle, Athena Foods’ three plants in Uruguay are the most respected in the market, producing and exporting quality beef guaranteed by a high-level industrial process, the harmony between all the Company departments and partnership with cattle producers, who provide the best Uruguayan cattle.

Industrial units:
  • Canelones
  • Carrrasco
  • Melo
Distribution centers Industrial units Processing units
Argentina Chile Colombia Paraguay 3 Uruguay


Sustainability is rooted in the pillars of Athena Foods. Feeding people, conserving the planet and valuing the human being are fundamental concepts for our operation.

From the field to the table of our clients, we have a model of sustainable growth, respect for the environment and we care about the development of all the stakeholders that integrate the productive chain.

Sustainable Livestock practices discipline the social, environmental and economic commitment to the chains of production value, processing and distribution of quality food. The result is our strong participation in industry groups, round tables, and events that bring together government institutions, civil society and stakeholders.

In line with IFC's standards, Athena Foods is the only one in the sector in Latin American to gain recognition from the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group for operating with sustainable practices and value creation for the entire production chain.


High quality, reliability and tradition are essential in the food market.

For this reason, Athena Foods develops, produces and sells high-quality protein products under the following brands worldwide: