We are driven by a corporate philosophy in which the major wish is to attract and satisfy consumer demands, generating income for our stockholders as well as expanding social development.
In every different historic stepping-stone, we have built out business on a fundamental principle: respect for human dignity over and beyond any monetary consideration.
As an outcome of efforts that span more than 128 years, we diversified to compete in world markets in different fashions:
- Creating Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest public bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world. It has operations in 10 countries including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Central America, Uruguay, and Venezuela
- Becoming the second largest stockholder of Heineken, a leading brewing company in the world sold in more than 70 countries, with 14.8% economic interest in the Heineken Group.
- Developing FEMSA Comercio, comprising a Proximity Division operating OXXO, a small-format store chain, a Health Division, which includes all drugstores and related operations, and a Fuel Division, which operates the OXXO GAS chain of retail service stations.
- Establishing FEMSA Negocios Estratégicos (Strategic Businesses), a cluster of companies to further the drive of our different business units, by providing logistics, point-of-sale refrigeration solutions and plastics solutions to FEMSA's business units and third-party clients.
We presently operate in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, merchandising renown brands of soft drinks, juices, bottled water, and energizing beverages, such as Coca-Cola, Sprite, Ciel, AdeS, Powerade, and andatti, serving more that 290 million consumers.
Our corporate structure