Operates as a holding company involved in the distribution of liquid petroleum gas and in the production of chemicals
Ultrapar Participaçoes SA is a holding company, which engages in the distribution of liquefied petroleum gas and the production of chemicals. The company operates through the following segments: Gas Distribution, Fuel Distribution, Chemicals, and Storage. The Gas Distribution segment, through Ultragaz, distributes LPG to residential, commercial, and industrial consumers in the South, Southeast, and Northeast regions of Brazil. The Fuel Distribution segment, through Ipiranga, operates the distribution and marketing of gasoline, ethanol, diesel, fuel oil, kerosene, natural gas for vehicles and lubricants and related activities throughout all the Brazilian territory. The Chemicals segment, through Oxiteno, produces ethylene oxide and its main derivatives and fatty alcohols, which are the raw materials for the home and personal care, agrochemical, paints, varnishes, and other industries. The storage segment, through Ultracargo, operates liquid bulk terminals, especially in the Southeast, and Northeast regions of Brazil. Ultrapar Participaçoes was founded on December 20, 1953 and is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.