Timeline

    • Cosan

      Cosan, which started off in the sugar and ethanol industry, has significantly expanded and diversified its operational portfolio over the years. Today it invests in such strategic industries as agribusiness, fuel and natural gas distribution, lubricants and logistics. Explore our history.

    • 1936

      The Beginning

      Cosan launches its operations with the Costa Pinto sugarcane mill in Piracicaba, São Paulo.

    • 1986

      Expansion

      Acquisition of new mills and first sugar exports from Brazil's Center South region.

    • 1993

      Exports

      First exports of bulk sugar and launch of Very High Polarization (VHP) Sugar, targeted at the export market.

    • 2000

      New Brand

      Creation of the Cosan brand, effectively consolidating the company's image.

    • 2002

      Da Barra Mill

      Continued expansion with the acquisition of the Barra Bonita mill in São Paulo.

    • 2005

      IPO São Paulo Stock Exchange

      Cosan's initial public offering raises US$ 400 MM and makes it the 1st company in its industry to go public and trade on the Novo Mercado segment.

    • 2007

      IPO on the NYSE

      Initial public offering of Cosan Limited on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

    • 2008

      ExxonMobil Acquisition

      Acquisition of ExxonMobil's assets in Brazil marks entry in the fuel and lubricant distribution sector.

    • 2008

      Rumo

      Creation of Rumo to improve the logistics efficiency of Cosan's sugar exports.

    • 2008

      Radar

      Launch of Radar, a company engaged in identifying rural properties with high potential for agricultural operations and price appreciation.

    • 2009

      Nova América

      Acquisition of Nova América (Açúcar União), further strengthening the company's position as the world's largest individual sugar and ethanol producer.

    • 2011

      Raízen

      Creation of Raízen, a joint venture between Cosan and Shell dedicated to producing sugar and ethanol from sugarcane and to fuel distribution.

    • 2012

      Rumo

      Rumo inaugurates Brazil's biggest and most modern Logistics Terminal in Itirapina, São Paulo.

    • 2012

      Comgás

      Acquisition of controlling interest in Comgás, Brazil's leading natural gas distributor, to further strenghten its presence in the energy sector.

    • 2013

      Lógum

      Inauguration of Logum, an ethanol pipeline connecting the production areas to the consumption centers of Paulínia, Rio de Janeiro and the São Paulo metropolitan area.

    • 2013

      Comma Oil

      Moove Lubricants acquires Comma of England, a milestone in its international expansion.

    • 2014

      Cosan Logistic

      The logistics business of Cosan S/A is spun off to form Cosan Logística.

    • 2015

      Rumo ALL Merger

      Merger of Rumo with ALL to create Brazil's largest logistics operator with an independent railroad network.

    • 2015

      Cosan Biomassa

      Cosan Biomassa forms join venture with Sumitomo of Japan to create the world's first company to produce and sell pellets made from sugarcane bagasse and straw.

    • 2016

      Lubrificantes na Espanha

      Driven by the success in Brazil and South America, Cosan Lubricants becomes the exclusive distributor of Mobil products in Spain.

    • 2016

      Moove

      Cosan Lubricants changes to Moove and transforms it's corporate visual identity, strenghtening its position in the lubricants market.

    • 2016

      Radar

      Cosan S/A concluded in November the sale of part of its shares in Radar for R$ 1.0 bln, maintaning a 3% interest in the company, due to its expertise in the sector.

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