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.

Cosan

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.

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.

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.

New Brand

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

2002 - Da Barra Mill

Continued expansion with the acquisition of the Da Barra Mill in Barra Bonita, São Paulo.

Da Barra Mill

Continued expansion with the acquisition of the Da Barra Mill in Barra Bonita, 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.

2005 - IPO on São Paulo Stock Exchange

Cosan’s initial public offering raises US$400 million and makes it the first company in its industry to go public and trade on the Novo Mercado segment of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa).

2007 - IPO on the NYSE

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

IPO NYSE

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

2008 - Rumo

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

Rumo

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

2008 - Exxon Mobil Acquisition

Acquisition of Exxon Mobil’s assets in Brazil marks entry in the fuel and lubricant distribution sector. 

Exxon Mobil Acquisition

Cosan enters the field of distribution of fuels and lubricants by acquiring shares in Exxon Mobil Brazil.

2008 - Radar

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

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.

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.

Raízen

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

2012 - Rumo

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

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 strengthen its presence in the energy sector.

Comgás

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

2013 - Comma Oil

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

Comma Oil

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

2013 - Logum

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 - Logum

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.

2014 - Cosan Logística

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

Cosan Logística

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 | Rumo - ALL Merger

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

2016 - Cosan Biomassa

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

Cosan Biomassa

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

2016 - Lubricants in Spain

Driven by success in Brazil an South America, Moove becomes the exclusive distributor o Mobil products in Spain.

Lubricants in Spain

Driven by success in Brazil an South America, Moove becomes the exclusive distributor o Mobil products in Spain.

2016 - Moove

Cosan Lubricants changes its name to Moove and transforms its corporate visual identity, strengthening its position in the lubricants market.

Moove

Cosan Lubricants changes to Moove and transforms its corporate visual identity, strengthening its position in the lubricants market.

2016 - Sale of a stake in Radar

Cosan S/A concluded in November the sale of part of its shares in Radar for R$ 1,0 bln, maintaining a 3% interest in the company, due to its expertise in the sector.

Cosan S/A concluded in November the sale of part of its shares in Radar for R$ 1,0 bln, maintaining a 3% interest in the company, due to its expertise in the sector.