Companies in Piaui | List of Companies has listed the main the companies of the State of Piauí in Northeast Brazil. The sectors mentioned include retail, industry, agriculture and agribusiness. 

leading companies in Piauí


Top 10 Companies in Piauí has listed the main the companies of the State of Piauí in Northeast Brazil. The sectors mentioned include retail, industry, agriculture and agribusiness. 

Piauí is one of the poorest states of Brazil. Its capital city is Teresina and its population is approximately 3,2 million inhabitants. The service sector is the largest component of GDP, followed by the industrial sector and agriculture. Its exports play a major role in the economy and include essential oils, soybeans, cotton, cashew nuts, seafood and leather. Piauí is considered the last great frontier for farming and the south of the State offers 6 million hectares of high yield farmland. Moreover, its “cerrado” region has recorded the highest rates in production of soybeans, corn and cotton.

Rank Company Country Sector Description

Grupo Carvalho

Brazil Retail Carvalho supermarkets employ nearly 7,000 people through 46 branches and 3 distribution centers. In 28 years of existence, Grupo Carvalho has evolved into one of the largest supermarket chains in Northeast Brazil. The Group also includes other companies such as: Carvalho Publicidade, Carvalho Imobiliária, Valor Factoring, Casa da Massa, Hiper Sorte Loteria, etc.

Grupo Jorge Batista

Brazil Retail Grupo Jorge Batista created and acquired companies in the drug industry in the states of Piauí, Ceará, Maranhão, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Pernambuco and Bahia. Today it is considered as one of the major economic groups in Northeast Brazil. The group is composed of 3 major companies operating in the distribution sector of pharmaceuticals, hygiene and hospital products.

Ferronorte Industrial

Brazil Industry Ferronorte Industrial is one of the main arms of the Ferronorte Group. Located in Teresina, the company has been acting in the industrial sector in Northeast Brazil for over 10 years. In the region, Ferronorte Industrial occupies a prominent position in the iron and steel products segment.


Brazil Agriculture and Agribusiness Risa is a company established in Maranhão and Piauí, which has been acting in the agriculture and agribusiness sector for 30 years. The company manages 5 farms, totaling approximately 68,000 hectares of grains. In addition to the farms, Risa also has activities in the fertilizers and agricultural machinery segments.

Copperline Megafios

Brazil Industry Copperline Megafios has been working throughout the North and Northeast regions of Brazil since the early 1990s. The company is specialized in the production of wires and cables.

Grupo Claudino

Brazil Conglomerate Grupo Claudino is a conglomerate involving several companies from various economic sectors. The main companies of the group include: Armazém Paraíba, Colon, Sucesso, Frigotil, Halley, Houston, Onix, Remanso, etc.


Brazil Energy CEPISA (Eletrobras Distribuição Piauí) is engaged in the distribution of electrical energy in the State of Piauí.

Armazém Paraíba

Brazil Retail Armazém Paraíba (Grupo Claudino) is one of the largest retail chains in Brazil, with 228 points of sale distributed in the States of Piauí, Maranhão, Ceará, Bahia, Pernambuco and Tocantins. Its network of department stores sells furniture, appliances, electronics, clothing, footwear, etc.


Brazil Industry Houston (Bike do Nordeste) is a bicycle manufacturer from Piauí. The brand has sold a record 5 million bicycles since its foundation. The company belongs to Grupo Claudino and is present in all regions of the country. New acting segments include fitness and electro.

Rede Meio Norte

Brazil Television Network Rede Meio Norte (also know as TV Meio Norte or Meio Norte) is a Brazilian television network originally from Maranhão, but with headquarters in Teresina, Piauí.





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