1. MercadoLibre, 2. Celulosa Argentina, 3. Ternium Argentina, 4. YPF (Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales), 5. Aluar Aluminio Argentino, 6. Pampa Energía, 7. Transportadora de Gas del Sur, 8. Grupo Financiero Galicia. Argentina has rich natural resources, highly educated people and diversified industries. So it not unsurprising that the largest companies in Argentina increasingly have substantial market capitalizations. Let's explore those companies to see how they develop and shape the future.
- Celulosa Argentina
- Ternium Argentina
- YPF (Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales)
- Aluar Aluminio Argentino
- Pampa Energía
- Transportadora de Gas del Sur
- Grupo Financiero Galicia
Mercado Libre Inc (MercadoLibre) is an operator of an online commerce platform. The company’s portfolio of services includes digital and mobile payment services, advertising services and online store solutions services. It also provides services to users for both offline and online commercial transactions. It provides a marketplace for computers, sports and fitness, clothing and accessories, cars and motorcycles, food and beverages, and other product categories. The company operates in Argentina, Guatemala, Chile, Brazil, Salvador, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Mexico and Honduras.
MercadoLibre, Inc. operates online commerce platforms in Latin America. It operates the Mercado Libre Marketplace, an automated online commerce platform that allows businesses, sellers and individuals to list goods and conduct purchases online, and the Mercado Pago FinTech platform, a solutions platform financial technology, which facilitates transactions in and out of its market by providing a mechanism that allows users to send and receive payments online, as well as allowing users to transfer funds through the website or on their app. The company also offers Mercado Fondo which allows users to invest deposits into their Mercado Pago account. Mercado Credito, extending loans to some merchants and consumers.
Mercado Envios logistics solution allows merchants on its platform to use third-party carriers and other logistics providers and fulfillment and warehousing services for merchants. In addition, it offers Mercado Libre Classifieds, an online classified listing service where users can list and purchase motor vehicles, real estate and services. Mercado Libre Ads, an advertising platform, allows significant retailers and brands to promote their products and services online. Mercado Shops is an online storefront solution enabling users to set up, manage and advertise their digital stores.
Headquarters: Montevideo, Uruguay
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MercadoLibre Youtube Channel
Celulosa Argentina S.A. worked in the forest sector in Argentina, Uruguay, and worldwide. Under the trademarks BOREAL, BOREALCEL, BOOKCEL, SPRING CEL, PAINTCEL, and PAMPA, the company provides printing, writing, tissue, and packaging paper. It also operates in the cellulose pulp, lumber and product distribution industries. Tapebicua S.L. Investment Company operates Celulosa Argentina S.A. as a subsidiary.
Celulosa Argentina S.A. is a forest industry leader that successfully blends product development, marketing, and distribution in domestic and global markets. Celulosa Argentina S.A. solidified into an integrated regional corporation with excellent growth potential, with activities in Argentina and Uruguay. Celulosa Argentina S.A. is involved in the industrial forestry sector through sustainable development, manufacturing, distribution, and marketing of industrial and forestry goods such as paper, cellulose pulp, lumber, and derivatives. Production takes place in Argentina and Uruguay, and the corporation has an exclusive distribution network in Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile.
A strong distribution network enables the business to supply domestic and significant regional markets and markets outside the region. Celulosa Argentina S.A. develops the market by offering a wide choice of high-quality products and the finest delivery service to consumers through its distribution companies in Argentina and Uruguay.
Headquarters: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Celulosa Argentina Youtube Channel
The company’s products include hot-rolled steel, cold-rolled steel, hot-dip galvanized steel strip, electro-galvanized steel, pre-painted steel, tin-plated sheet steel, pipe steel and profiled steel. The company’s products are used in various applications such as construction, automotive, electrical appliances, agriculture and food, manufacturing, home appliances, cold rooms, packaging, energy and convenience utilities, agricultural machinery, transportation and other fields.
Ternium Argentina is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The company is Argentina’s largest flat-rolled steel producer and part of the growing steel company Ternium. The company owns about 60% of Siderar. The company uses iron ore and coal to manufacture hot-rolled and cold-rolled steel sheet and plated products, including hot-dip galvanized sheet and coil, pre-painted, and tin. The company’s galvanized products are used in roofs and ceilings, air conditioning ducts, purlins and panels, car trunks, sewers and rail barriers for highways. Ternium has links with several South American steel companies, including Siderar, Mexico’s Hylsamex and Grupo Imsa.
Headquarters: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Ternium Youtube Channel
YPF (Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales)
Immediately after World War I, powerful international oil and gas companies moved to Argentina to ensure the best oil properties. Concerned about their presence, President Hipólito Irigoyen established the YPF in 1922 as a state oil and gas monopoly to ensure Argentina’s control of this vital resource. His successor, President Marcelo T. de Alvear (1922–1928), left it to invigorate the agency. At the head of the YPF, Alvear appointed Colonel Enrique Mosconi, under whose leadership it became a symbol of Argentina’s economic independence.
To assist in settling the public debt, the government officially privatized YPF in 1993. Initially, a mix of local and international investors seized control of the corporation. Still, in 2009, a Spanish company, Repsol, began buying shares and took control of the group, making it the world’s tenth-largest oil company.
In Argentina, the energy business YPF Sociedad Anónima is involved in both upstream and downstream oil and gas activities. Its upstream activities include crude oil exploration, extraction, and production, as well as natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL). The downstream operations of the corporation include oil and petroleum product refining, marketing, and distribution, as well as petroleum derivatives such as petrochemicals, hydrocarbons, non-fossil fuels, fuels, and petrochemicals. biology and related components. In addition, it operates a retail distribution network of 1,658 YPF-branded service stations and holds 17 exploration licences.
Furthermore, the firm owns and runs three oil refineries with a total annual refining capacity of roughly 119.7 mmbbl, as well as approximately 2,800 kilometres of crude oil pipelines with a total daily capacity of approximately 640,000 barrels of processed products. Processing and shipping crude oil of approximately 7 million barrels per day, as well as operating terminals at five Argentine ports.
YPF Youtube Channel
Aluar Aluminio Argentino
Aluar Aluminium Argentino SAIC is a firm established in Argentina that specializes in producing aluminum and aluminum products. Argentina’s Aluar is the country’s sole major aluminum producer. The Madanes Quintanilla family owns the majority of the property. It is used in the aerospace, electrical, construction, and transportation industries. Rolled and alloy billets, extrusions, bars, beams, and zinc billets are all available from the company. It also offers comprehensive solutions for industrial projects involving engineering, production, construction, assembly and servicing.
Aluar Aluminio Argentino S.A.I.C. manufactures and sells aluminum products in Argentina and internationally. It has four business divisions: Core Division, Processing Division, Energy Production, and Engineering – Construction – Industrial Assembly. Ingots, rods, wire rods, and sheets are available, as are value-added products such as profiles, rods, tubes, laminates, and foils. It also runs 14 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 50.4 MW. The company was established in 1970 and is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Aluar Aluminio Argentino sells its products to various industries such as construction, automotive, packaging, power transmission lines and others. The company exports its products to Europe, Asia, Latin America and North American countries. The company offers rolled and extruded aluminum products as part of its fabricated products. It operates two semi-finished manufacturing plants, one aluminum reduction plant in Puerto Madryn, Chubut, and one in Abasto, Buenos Aires.
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Aluar – Aluminio Argentino Youtube Channel
Pampa Energia has an installed capacity of around 5,405 MW, accounting for 12% of Argentina’s installed capacity. With the impending 167 MW additions, the company’s total installed capacity will be 5,571 MW. Pampa co-controls Transener, a business with a 26.3% indirect share, and operates and maintains 86% of Argentina’s high-voltage transmission grid, which covers 27,000 kilometers of lines.
Pampa Energia owns assets in the oil and gas sector, including both active and non-operating blocks. As of March 31, 2023, the total average production in Argentina was 57.6 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (91% gas), with operations in 11 production blocks and 812 production wells.
The midstream gas value chain comprises their 29.1% joint controlling ownership in TGS, the country’s largest gas transit firm, which contains a 9,233 km gas pipeline and plant. NGL, General Cerri, with a yearly output capacity of one million tonnes. Finally, with a local market share of 94% to 100%, Pampa operates two highly sophisticated petrochemical factories producing styrene, Styrene Butadiene Rubber (‘SBR’), and polystyrene.
Pampa Energia SA (Pampa) is a fully integrated energy firm. It creates and transmits energy, explores and produces oil and gas, manufactures and distributes petrochemicals and commercializes and transports hydrocarbons. The company develops power from coal, wind, hydro, and cogeneration, and it also explores and manufactures hydrocarbon products in Argentina, Ecuador, and Venezuela. Pampa manufactures styrene monomers, propellants, hexane and other hydrogenated paraffin solvents, aromatic solvents, rubbers, and polymers. It serves residential, small and medium commercial, industrial, wheel systems, and other customers in Argentina. Argentina is home to the company’s power plants and other manufacturing facilities.
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Pampa Energia Youtube Channel
Transportadora de Gas del Sur
Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA is one of Latin America’s leading natural gas transporters. Natural Gas Transportation, Liquids Manufacturing and Trading, Other Services, and Telecommunications are the company’s operating segments. It earns the most money from the Production and Commercialization of Liquids division. Geographically, Argentina accounts for the majority of its revenue.
Argentina’s Transportadora de Gas del Sur (TGS) carries natural gas southward. The company distributes almost 60% of the natural gas used in Argentina via the country’s largest pipeline infrastructure (over 4,700 miles). TGS, which was previously state-owned, has the sole licence to transport petrol from southern and western Argentina to neighbouring distributors and Buenos Aires. TGS’s gas services include liquid natural gas (NGL) treatment, processing, and marketing. It constructed and ran a fibre optic telecommunications network. The company is owned by Compaa de Inversiones de Energa. Pampa Energia took over the company in 2011.
After the privatization of the state-owned natural gas exploration and distribution business Gas del Estado in 1992, Transportadora de Gas del Sur S.A. was formed. The company is a global leader in producing and distributing natural gas liquids (NGLs) for domestic and international markets, operating from the General Cerri Complex in Baha Blanca, Buenos Aires Province. Aires also provides comprehensive solutions for natural gas producers who want to align their operations with the market.
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Grupo Financiero Galicia
Grupo Financiero Galicia SA is a financial services holding company engaged in banking, insurance and certificate of deposit issuance through its subsidiaries. Its other activities include inter-company e-commerce, custodial services, and securities-related representation. Grupo Financiero Galicia S.A. was founded in 1905 and is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Grupo Financiero Galicia S.A. offers a variety of financial products and services to both people and businesses in Argentina. The company’s business segments are banking, NaranjaX, Insurance, and other firms. It also provides personal loans, rapid loans and mortgages, mortgages and loans to credit, credit and debit cards, internet banking, and services linked to savings, deposits, and checking accounts. Furthermore, the firm offers financial goods, consumer financial services, digital banking, electronic checking, and worldwide custody services.
Furthermore, it offers robbery, personal accident, collective life, home, life, whole, pet, bail and specialized insurance products. In addition, the company provides private banking to high-net-worth individuals and operates a digital investment platform. The company’s biggest asset is a 100% stake in Banco Galicia, which has over 250 branches and is one of Argentina’s top three private banks.
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