Camargo Corrêa S.A. is a privately held and family-controlled holding company. Its history dates back to March 27, 1939 when Camargo, Corrêa & Cia. Ltda. – Engenheiros e Construtores was founded. 74 years later, the Camargo Corrêa brand has become a reference in key sectors of the Brazilian economy, such as engineering and construction, energy and transport concessions, cement, the shipbuilding and offshore industry, real estate development and apparel and footwear.
In the Cement industry, the businesses are assembled under the holding company InterCement, which after the acquisition of Cimpor, became one of the ten largest international producers in this sector. Operating in nine countries, with highlight going to South America and Africa, the company consists of 40 plants and sets itself apart from its competitors on account of its emphasis on innovation and the higher quality customer service it offers its clients.
In the electric energy concessions segment the group has a 25.7% stake in the company CPFL Energia which operates in the energy generation, distribution and trading sectors. This company is the leader in the Brazilian energy distribution and trading markets as well as being the largest Latin American generator of energy from renewable sources.
In the Transport Concessions segment, CCR is the largest private operator of intermodal transport and urban mobility systems in Latin America.
In the Engineering and Construction sectors, Camargo Corrêa takes part in the major infrastructure projects, both in Brazil as well as abroad, with highlight going to Latin America. With an emphasis on large scale complex undertakings, Construtora Camargo Corrêa has already carried out more than 500 projects over the course of its history.
The Camargo Corrêa Group operates in the Apparel and Footwear sectors through the company Alpargatas S.A. that has brands that are the market leaders and that are associated with innovation and design, such as Havaianas, Topper, Rainha, Mizuno, Timberland and Osklen along with others.
The group's real estate development arm, Camargo Corrêa Desenvolvimento Imobiliário (CCDI) develops business on three fronts: middle and high income residential real estate developments; high-standard (AAA) commercial and corporate projects; and in the low-income residential real estate development sector it operates through HM Engenharia.
In the Shipbuilding and Offshore segment, the group's business activities include its stakes in the Estaleiro Atlântico Sul – EAS, which is located in the municipality of Ipojuca in the State of Pernambuco, and which is the largest and most modern shipyard in the Southern Hemisphere, and in Quip, which is a company that specializes in EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) of offshore platforms, that is located in the city of Rio Grande in the State of Rio Grande do Sul.
The Camargo Corrêa Group has operations in 20 Brazilian states as well as in 21 countries. As at the end of 2012, the group had a total of 57.7 thousand employees.