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History

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 Blue Express; wine, through Bethwines; and communications through MEGA. All in all, Bethia employs more than 4,500 people.

In addition to the above, the group has long-term investments in Falabella, LATAM Airlines, Colmena and Aguas Andinas, among others.

 

  • 1987

    Liliana Solari established
    Haras Don Alberto, a
    thoroughbred breeding
    farm in Los Angeles,
    Region VIII.

  • 1988

    Incorporation of Ancali
    and beginning of milk
    production.

  • 1990

    Purchase of two dairy trucks
    to transport milk;
    incorporation of Sotraser.

  • 1994

    Incorporation of Bethia,
    which gathered under its
    umbrella all of Liliana
    Solari’s business ventures
    and those of her children,
    Andrea and Carlos Heller.

  • 2001

    Bethia becomes a closely
    held corporation.

  • 2002

    Bethia purchased Calán
    and entered the dairy
    processing business.

  • 2004

    Purchase of the Parmalat
    Chile plants and
    launching of Vialat.

  • 2005

    Titanium Inmobiliaria is
    incorporated as a joint
    venture with ASL Sencorp.
    An interest is purchased in
    the Argentinean dairy
    company Milkaut.

  • 2006

    Purchase of Viña Indómita.

  • 2007

    Danone becomes a
    majority partner in
    Vialat’s dairy business.

  • 2008

    Sotraser purchased
    Transportes Carmona
    and QCorp.

  • 2010

    Bethia acquired a stake
    in LATAM Airlines.

  • 2011

    Viña Santa Alicia, Blue
    Express
    and Transportes
    Binder
    are purchased. A
    stake in the property of
    Grupo Empresas Navieras
    and Aguas Andinas is
    also purchased.
    The stake in Vialat is sold.

  • 2012

    MEGA, Etc TV and Candela Radio are purchased.
    Porta and Agustinas Vineyards
    also purchased too.
    Bethia acquired a stake
    in Clínica Las Condes.

  • 2013

    Entered the ownership of
    Colmena.

  • 2014

    The stake in Clinica
    Las Condes is sold.

  • 2015

    Sale of stake in GEN.

  • 2016

    Discovery Communications signs agreement to purchase 27.5 percent of Mega.

MISSION

We manage businesses and investments with a long-term
perspective so as to grow and be leaders in industries
where we have distinctive capabilities. Thus, we can create
sustainable value for our customers, employees, shareholders,
and society in general.

VISION

To be an important economic group for the country by creating
value in each line of business and to contribute to the welfare
of our employees, customers and the environment.

VALUES

EXCELLENCE
To do our work rigorously,
emphasizing quality and
precision. We innovate
to build distinguishing
capabilities.

INTEGRITY
We are honest and transparent.
We honor our word.
We comply with the law
in everything we do.

CONVICTION
To work vigorously
and enthusiastically
with an enterprising
disposition so as to
become leaders.

PROXIMITY
We cultivate respect
and affection for our
employees, customers
and communities.
We stay close to our
operations.


  • LilianaSolari

    Honorary Chairwoman


  • CarlosHeller

    Chairman


  • AndreaHeller

    Deputy Chairwoman


  • GonzaloRojas

    Executive Director


  • AlbertoMorgan

    Director

Executive Director


  • RamiroSánchez

    Chief Excecutive
    Officer


  • Ana SoledadBull

    Chief Tax officer


  • RodrigoVeloso

    Chief Legal Officer


  • José LuisNavarrete

    General Coordinator


  • IgnacioPardo

    Chief Financial Officer


  • HugoMontecinos

    Chief Compliance Officer


  • Mariela Magliotto

    Vice President
    of Communications

MANAGERS

Pedro Heller, Executive Director

Our model is based on six basic
principles: top quality milk, cow
comfort, efficient use of technology,
genetic selection, process efficiency,
and human resources.

Ancali

Agriculture

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.

  • Ancali Milk production and animal husbandry.
  • Agrimaq mechanization services for agriculture.
  • Ancali Crops Production of fodder and animal feed.
  • Ancali Energy Projects of unconventional renewable energy.
  • Ancali Beef Meat production.

► www.ancali.cl


Eduardo Soler, GES General Manager

We provide comprehensive, specialized
services, adapted to the specific needs
of our customers in practically all
areas of economic activity.

Sotraser

Freight

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.

► www.sotraser.cl


Blue Express

Transportation, distribution and logistics

It is the national leader in outsourcing of physical distribution, warehousing, inventory management and international courier services. It also provides value added services such as order processing, shipment tracking and labeled packaging, among others. The Company was founded in 1996 and, after being purchased by the Bethia Group in 2011, a major investment plan was launched. This involved building a storage center and a world class sorter covering a total of 50,000 square meters strategically located in the district of Pudahuel. Thanks to the quality and efficiency of its service, Blue Express has turned into a strategic partner for companies by helping them to manage their supply chains so that they only need to concentrate on their business.

Its management system helps make operations flexible and release unnecessary assets.

► www.bluex.cl


Wilfred Leigh, Executive Director

We are fully focused on the needs and
requirements of our customers, aiming
to create a supply that increasingly gives
them more value. We employ a proactive
approach to detecting market trends.

Bethwines

Winemaking

At Bethwines we joined the distinctive features of important
Chilean wineries and managed to achieve a position as a
major role in foreign markets.

Bethia entered the wine business in 2006 through the purchase
of Viña Indómita. Nearly a decade later it established Bethwines,
which is one of the eight largest producers in Chile.
This wine holding is present in over 50 countries.

In addition to sturdy marketing channels, Bethwines offers a
series of wines that cover the full range of varieties, climates
and soils that characterize Chilean wine.

  • Indómita from the Valle de Casablanca is present in Europe and the United States.
  • Santa Alicia from the Valle del Maipo is exported to Europe and the United States.
  • Porta from the Valle del Itata is shipped mainly to Asia and the United States.
  • Agustinos from the Valle del Biobío is shipped to Europe and Asia.

 www.bethwines.cl


Patricio Hernández,
MEGA Executive Director

We are carrying out an ambitious
restructuring so as to have the best
technical and human capabilities
that strengthen as us as leaders

 Mega Television Network

Communications

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.

► www.mega.cl


OUR
INVESTMENTS

Based on a diversified outlook
and a long-term approach, we
participate as stable investors in
companies that are leaders in
their line of business

FALABELLA Multi-sector retail leader in South America

LATAM Airlines Group Main airline in Latin American

COLMENA One of the main health insurance companies in Chile

AGUAS ANDINAS Chile’s largest water utility

PORTFOLIO VALUATION
$1.489.000 MM
To 30/06/2016

FALABELLA

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.

► www.falabella.cl


LATAM
AIRLINES GROUP

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. 

► www.latam.com


AGUAS ANDINAS

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.

► www.aguasandinas.cl


COLMENA

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.

► www.colmena.cl


ADDRESS

Isidora Goyenechea 2800,
Piso 50, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile

 

Telephone Number

+56 2 2369-5400

 

CONTACT

recruitment@bethia.cl

 

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