At Bethia, we are determined to be
the best. We aim to be the leaders in
our business ventures, and to make
a contribution to our country.
We are an active, dynamic and
energetic group. We are always
attentive to new business opportunities.
We can thus take full advantage
of our capabilities and leadership skills.
We are motivated by a job well done.
We do our work enthusiastically
and straightforwardly, always
working in the field with due
concern for detail
We are a demanding economic group
that aims for excellence to enable
our businesses to fully realize
Our work is the combination of a
series of productive leaderships
that involve everyday life
for millions of people
Bethia’s origins are rooted in a family passion: the breeding of thoroughbred race horses.
In 1987, Liliana Solari Falabella bought an estate in Los Angeles and founded the breeding farm “Haras Don Alberto”. She was following in her father’s footsteps, Alberto Solari Magnasco, a renowned breeder.
Ms. Solari’s children, Andrea and Carlos Heller, developed business ventures based on the stables: a dairy named Ancali and milk transportation trucks (Sotraser).
Bethia, the company name, was taken from one of the first winning mares. This brought together the emerging family business.
Haras Don Alberto is now the main horse breeding farm in Chile. In 2013 it became part of the equestrian world elite with the purchase of Vinery, a major horse breeding farm in Kentucky, United States.
Bethia is one of the most important and diversified business groups in Chile. It has been present for over 25 years in several economic sectors.
The group’s productive activities center on agriculture, through Ancali; transport, through Sotraser and communications through MEGA. All in all, Bethia employs more than 4,000 people.
In addition to the above, the group has long-term investments in Falabella, LATAM Airlines, Colmena and Aguas Andinas, among others.
Liliana Solari established
Haras Don Alberto, a
farm in Los Angeles,
Incorporation of Ancali
and beginning of milk
Purchase of two dairy trucks
to transport milk;
incorporation of Sotraser.
Incorporation of Bethia,
which gathered under its
umbrella all of Liliana
Solari’s business ventures
and those of her children,
Andrea and Carlos Heller.
Bethia becomes a closely
Bethia purchased Calán
and entered the dairy
Purchase of the Parmalat
Chile plants and
launching of Vialat.
Titanium Inmobiliaria is
incorporated as a joint
venture with ASL Sencorp.
An interest is purchased in
the Argentinean dairy
Purchase of Viña Indómita.
Danone becomes a majority partner in Vialat’s dairy business.
Sotraser purchased Transportes Carmona and QCorp.
Bethia acquired a stake
in LATAM Airlines.
Viña Santa Alicia, Blue
Express and Transportes
Binder are purchased. A
stake in the property of
Grupo Empresas Navieras
and Aguas Andinas is
The stake in Vialat is sold.
MEGA, Etc TV and Candela Radio are purchased.
Porta and Agustinas Vineyards
also purchased too.
Bethia acquired a stake
in Clínica Las Condes.
Entered the ownership of
The stake in Clinica
Las Condes is sold.
Sale of stake in GEN.
Discovery Communications signs agreement to purchase 27.5 percent of Mega.
Chineese wine group Yantai Chanyu purchased Bethwines.
Purchase Carolina, Infinite, Time and Romantic radios
Sale of Blue Express to a private invesment found managed by Kinza & Altis
We manage businesses and investments with a long-term
To be an important economic group for the country by creating
Our model is based on six basic
principles: top quality milk, cow
comfort, efficient use of technology,
genetic selection, process efficiency,
and human resources.
Thanks to Ancali we revolutionized dairy and livestock production. We combined technology, animal care and sustainability to achieve enhanced performance.
It is the most important stabled dairy in South America and, world-wide, one of the most technologically advanced. The model is based on the principle of “cow comfort”, which allows for high productivity with maximum care for the stock and the environment.
Ancali is a pioneer in terms of innovation. In 2013, it developed one of the largest biodigesters in Latin America. In 2014 it was one of the first dairies in the world to implement a robotic dairy.
We provide comprehensive, specialized
services, adapted to the specific needs
of our customers in practically all
areas of economic activity.
With more than 700 trucks that deliver specialized services for Chile’s major
industries –particularly mining and forestry— Sotraser is the largest land
freight operator in Chile.
With over 20 years of experience, the Company, which originated in the
Bethia group, provides services that range from transporting freight by road
throughout the country to moving special loads –either due to their large
size or weight—including hazardous materials such as fuels and chemicals.
Sotraser is known for delivering services that stand out for high quality
and safety: its trucks are fully equipped with GPS systems which are
supported by a central continuous monitoring system.
In terms of infrastructure support, Sotraser has first class equipment for
the operation and maintenance of its trucks. This includes ensuring that
its truck drivers get a chance to rest properly.
Sotraser is certified under ISO 9001: 2000, ISO 14001: 2004;
OHSAS 18001: 2007. It also has the Energy Efficiency label awarded by
the Ministry of Energy.
We are carrying out an ambitious
restructuring so as to have the best
technical and human capabilities
that strengthen as us as leaders
MEGA allows us to be part of the lives of millions of Chileans. We are concentrating on strengthening it as an attractive media with a view to turning it into the largest TV contents factory in the South East Pacific.
MEGA was established in 1990 as the first privately-owned free-to-air television channel in Chile. It was purchased by Bethia in 2012, which has promoted an independent, liberal and transversal program line. Starting with the creation of areas devoted to drama, culture, sports and reality shows, together with the strategic choice of foreign products (the Turkish soap operas), and strengthening the press section, MEGA has positioned itself as the TV channel most watched by Chileans, with record ratings. In addition, MEGA holds the marketing and broadcasting rights to all matches played by the Chilean national football team up to 2018, which completes the broad range of programs it offers.
In addition to the above, an investment of US$ 50 million was made to expand Mega’s facilities and bring in state-of-the-art television technology. A new development took place in 2016 with the purchase of 27.5 percent of the channel by Discovery Communications, the communications giant. Thus, MEGA was launched onto the international scene and reaffirms its commitment to becoming a global contents factory.
Falabella is the Chilean company with the
largest stock market capitalization and one
of the leaders in integrated retail in Latin America.
It is present in Chile, Argentina, Brazil,
Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and soon it will open in Mexico.
Falabella takes part in business concerns such
as department stores, home improvement stores,
supermarkets, shopping malls and retail financing.
Bethia is part of Falabella’s founding family.
It holds a 10% stake in this retail giant.
LATAM is the main air carrier in Latin America
and one of the largest airline groups in the world.
It is the result of a merger between
Chile’s LAN and Brazil’s TAM airlines.
With operations and affiliates in Brazil,
Chile, Peru, Argentina Colombia, Ecuador
and Paraguay, LATAM is currently the
eleventh airline that carries the largest
number of passengers and cargo world-wide.
Since 2010, Bethia holds a 6.1% stake
in the ownership of LATAM.
Aguas Andinas is the main water utility company
in Chile and one of the largest in Latin America.
Its services range from collection, production
and distribution of drinking water to collection
and treatment of wastewater, servicing
approximately two million residential
commercial and industrial customers in
the Metropolitan Region.
In addition, Aguas Andinas controls other
water companies such as Essal,
Aguas Manquehue and Aguas Cordillera.
Colmena is one of the main health insurance
companies in Chile. It has provided over thirty
years of service in the health care area.
The quality of its services has made Colmena
the preferred company by customers of the
upper-end of the market.
Bethia became part of Colmena in January 2013
when it purchased 46% of Colmena’s capital.