The Lucci Group is a conglomerate of agricultural and agro-industrial companies that operate in northern Argentina, in the provinces of Tucumán, Salta, Catamarca and Santiago del Estero.
This national capital company, founded in 1969 by Vicente Lucci, operates in the primary sector with the production of grains, sugar cane and lemons. It also operates in the breeding and fattening of cattle. In the agribusiness sector it produces concentrated oils and juices, which it markets with its own brand throughout the world.
Finally, the other leg of its business is made up of large-scale biodiesel production (with a processing capacity of one million tons of soybeans per year) that demanded an investment close to US $ 100 million and is installed locally of Frías, Santiago del Estero.
Another of the fundamental characteristics of this group is that it is fully integrated in all links of its chain. In other words, agriculture supplies its biodiesel production plant (Viluco) with raw material while the waste is used in its feedlot for animal feed.
Of the 100,000 hectares it has under production, some 28,000 are destined for livestock, 43,000 for agriculture, and the rest for cane and citrus.
It has three establishments of its own: Rancho Grande (Santiago del Estero): of its 18,800 hectares, 8,800 are destined for livestock, and the rest for agriculture. Here you also have a feedlot with a capacity of 500 calves and 300 heifers.
In La Armonía (Santiago del Estero), of its 9,000 hectares, 6,300 are used for breeding and the cabin. The rodeo reaches 2,200 mothers, who produce 1,600 young bulls.
Finally, El Carmen (Catamarca), with an area of 9,000 hectares, of which 7,400 are livestock. In general, its rodeo has about 25,000 heads.
Regarding agriculture, it sows about 30,000 hectares of soybeans, and the total of its harvest is sent to its biodiesel plant, which today has a processing capacity of one million tons, but is processing 600,000, of which 110,000 are contributed by the group. In total, it produces about 140,000 tons of biodiesel, 500,000 tons of flour, and about 4,000 tons of peel pellets.
The other link in his business is citrus, where he is positioned as one of the largest producers in the world. It produces in 5,000 hectares located west of the province of Tucumán, which results in a harvest close to 210,000 tons of lemons and 27,000 sweet citrus. Of this total exports most, both as fresh and industrialized fruit.
It has a plant with a processing capacity of 300,000 tons of fruit per season and a packing plant with a capacity of 250,000 tons.
Only Citrusvil, its division dedicated to citrus fruits, annually bills around $ 700 million, and according to the BCRA, as of March 2012 it has loans taken for $ 161.2 million, all in situation one (normal, with no arrears in payments).