Business Areas




Empresas Copec, acting through its affiliate Arauco, is Chile’s foremost forestry producer and the country’s largest non-mining exporter. Arauco is the largest forestry company in South America in terms of production volume, sales and plantations, and is also one of the largest in the world. This position is the result of a sound investment plan and is based on sizeable cost advantages and continual efforts to optimize operations and participate in the entire value chain of this business, from the selection of seeds to the exportation of the company’s products to customers all around the world.



Empresas Copec’s roots in the fuels distribution business date back more than 80 years. Since then, Copec has achieved sustained leadership as a result of an untiring quest for providing products and services of the highest quality and excellence. The company’s continual innovative efforts and successful brand positioning have enabled Empresas Copec to lead theliquid fuels, lubricants, liquefied petroleum gas and natural gas markets.



Empresas Copec is present in the commercial fishing business through the affiliate Igemar, which has investments in Chile’s two major fishery zones (north and central-south) and has the country’s most comprehensive fishing fleet. The diversity of species and their high nutritional value are prime features in satisfying a growing and ever-more discriminating demand. Efficient management, state-of-the-art technology and Chile’s appropriate and stable framework, have made it possible to optimize operations and consolidate the company’s position in markets with higher added value.



In a continual search to develop new business activities aimed at expanding and complementing the company’s operations, Empresas Copec participates in sectors that have competitive advantages to offer and that are linked with the country’s development. Accordingly, the company is an active participant in mining by way of its affiliate Alxar Minería and its associate Mina Invierno, and in the real estate business through Inmobiliaria Las Salinas.