Südzucker AG is the one of the world’s largest sugar manufacturers and suppliers and one of the leading companies in the food industry. The company is also involved in processing and production of agricultural raw materials such as starch, chilled/frozen products, packaging materials, bioethanol and fruit preparations/fruit juice concentrates. Südzucker focuses on largescale agricultural commodity processing and refining; and business-to-business marketing.
The company operates production facilities and refineries across Europe, North America, Asia, Australia/Oceania and Africa. Südzucker is headquartered in Mannheim, Germany. The company’s business model is primarily based on largescale conversion of agricultural materials into high-quality products. The main shareholder are sugar beet farmers, holding 56 % of the share capital.