Grupo Protege

Grupo Protege S/A or simply Protege is a Brazilian private security company, based on the city of São Paulo, Brazil.[1]

Grupo Protege S/A
Sociedade Anônima
IndustrySecurity
Founded1971
Headquarters
Area served
Brazil
Key people
Marcelo Baptista de Oliveira
ServicesCash in transit operations, security technologies and manned guarding
R$1,6 billion (2014)
Number of employees
23.000 (2015)
Websiteprotege.com.br/en/

”Protege" is Portuguese for "protects" (third person indicative present conjugation of the verb "protect").

History

The company was originally founded on the city São Paulo by a group of people in 1971, eventually being purchased and renamed as "Protege" by the current CEO Marcelo Baptista de Oliveira in 1979.[2][3][1] The company has thrived through the Brazilian currency transitions between the cruzeiro, the cruzado and finally, the real.[3] Currently, it only operates in Brazil and offers coverage in 14 Brazilian states (including the Federal District).[4]

On August 2010, it was present in a ranking of the Brazilian business magazine ISTOÉ Dinheiro. Protege was in the 4th position in the Financial Sustainability category, in the miscellaneous segment, being the only private security company in this category.[5]

On May 2017, it was mentioned as the "best private security agency" in the state of São Paulo, for the third consecutive year.[6]

Operations

Protege's main services include cash in transit operations and logistics with the use of armored vehicles, manned guarding and maintenance in private properties and airports, security personnel training and electronic security.[7][3][8]

Social responsibility

Protege is one of the companies that joined the Sócio Investidor (Investor Associate) program of the Brazilian child cancer institute GRAACC, in 2011, funding researches and campaigns along with other companies.[9]

References

  1. "Entrevista com Marcelo Baptista, da Protege". www.eliasawad.com.br (in Portuguese). Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  2. "PROTEGE GROUP | Protege". www.protege.com.br. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  3. "Com 1,7 mil veículos, Grupo Protege atua em 11 estados brasileiros e no DF". Contacorrente (in Portuguese). 24 July 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  4. "Coverage | Protege". www.protege.com.br. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  5. "The Protege Group among the best | Proair – Serviços Aeroportuários". www.proairaviacao.com.br. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  6. "Protege é citada por paulistanos como a melhor empresa de segurança privada, aponta Datafolha – 28/05/2017 – Serviços – O Melhor de sãopaulo". www1.folha.uol.com.br (in Portuguese). Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  7. "Carga Segura é destaque da Protege no 3rd Brazilian Supply Chain & Logistics Summit". Digital Security (in Portuguese). 1 March 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  8. "Airport Services | Protege". www.protege.com.br. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  9. "Grupo Protege". GRAACC (in Portuguese). Retrieved 9 April 2018.
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