Ultrapar Holdings Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) distribution; fuel distribution and related businesses; production and marketing of chemicals; and storage services for liquid bulk. The company also operates in oil refining through its joint-venture in Refinaria de Petróleo Riograndense S.A. Distribution of LPG Ultragaz The company distributes LPG through Ultragaz. Ultragaz operates nationwide in the distribution of both bottled and bulk LPG, including the states in Brazil, such as São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Bahia, and sells bottled LPG through its own retail stores and through independent dealers, as well as its fleet of owned and leased trucks, which operates on a door-to-door basis or on a scheduled/request delivery basis. Bulk LPG is serviced through Ultragaz’s own and leased truck fleet. Ultragaz has four operating subsidiaries, such as Companhia Ultragaz S.A. (Cia Ultragaz); Bahiana Distribuidora de Gas Ltda., which primarily operates in the Northeast region of Brazil; Distribuidora de Gás LP Azul S.A.; and Utingás Armazenadora S.A. (Utingás), a storage services provider that operates two facilities in São Paulo and Paraná. Distribution Infrastructure: Ultragaz delivers bottled LPG using a distribution network, which in 2012 included 58 points of sales, and approximately 4,700 independent dealers. Ultragaz had a fleet of 247 vehicles for the delivery of gas bottles and 280 for bulk delivery. Independent Dealers: Ultragaz’s independent distribution network ranges from large dealers, which carry out home delivery, to single retail stores, which sell small quantities of LPG bottles. Customers and Marketing: Ultragaz operates small- and medium-sized bulk delivery facilities with bob-tail trucks, known together as UltraSystem, which deliver LPG in bulk to residential buildings, commercial, and industrial clients. Ultragaz’s clients in the commercial sector include shopping centers, hotels, residential buildings, restaurants, laundries, and hospitals. Ultragaz’s bulk sales include industrial clients, including companies in the food, metallurgical, and steel sectors. Supply of LPG: Ultragaz and all other LPG distributors in Brazil purchase LPG from Petrobras – Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras). Storage of LPG: In 2012, Ultragaz’s storage capacity was approximately 19 thousand tons, including Utingás’ storage capacity. Strategy: Ultragaz’s strategy for bulk LPG distribution is to continue its process of product and service innovation and to increase the profile of its trademark. Competition: Ultragaz’s major competitors include Supergasbras, Liquigás Distribuidora S.A., and Nacional Gás Butano. Fuel Distribution Ipiranga Ipiranga operates in the Brazilian fuel distribution market. In 2012, Ipiranga distributed diesel, gasoline, ethanol, natural gas for vehicles, fuel oil, kerosene, lubricants, and greases nationwide. As of December 31, 2012, there were 6,460 service stations operating under the Ipiranga brand, of which 737 had the land either owned by the company or under a long term lease to the company and 5,723 owned by third parties. In 2012, Ipiranga directly sold to 4,483 customers, including state and municipal governments, industries, and cargo and passenger transportation fleet owners. Ipiranga also sells diesel, lubricants, fuel oil, and kerosene to 270 independent retail wholesale resellers that redistribute these products to small and medium-sized companies throughout Brazil. Distribution Infrastructure: Ipiranga operated through 85 storage terminals as of December 31, 2012 that were located to facilitate delivery of its products. Ipiranga has its own fleet of trucks through its transportation company, Tropical Transportes Ipiranga Ltda., which was responsible for transportation of 29% of the volume of fuels sold by Ipiranga in 2012, with the remaining portion of the transportation provided by third parties. The Jet Oil units, Ipiranga’s lubricant-changing and automotive service specialized network, ended 2012 with 1,091 franchises whereas Jet Oil Motos, the first specialized lubricant-changing and service ne
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