Sugar factory Straußfurt
Zuckerfabrik Straußfurt founded. A year later, the new building is finished.
The sugar factory makes profit for the first time.
Foundation of estate Schilfa with colonel von Hagke to safeguard beet cultivation.
The sugar factory converts to a GmbH which enables minor farmers to have a share in the factory.
The resolution to completely rebuild the factory is passed. Thereupon a scrap dryer and a water supply system with pumping station on the Unstrut are built. The processing capacity is increased to 7,500 centner/day.
Liquidation of the company due to severe economic crisis.
Re-establishment of the company and conversion to white sugar production.
Acquisition of Zuckerfabrik Großrudestedt and merger with Zuckerfabrik Greußen. Both factories are only used as delivery facilities for beets, the production exclusively takes place in Straußfurt. Großrudestedt is converted to an artificial honey and syrup factory, Greußen is converted to a chocolate and confectionery factory.
Acquisition of Zuckerfabrik Ebeleben.
Straußfurt and five other production sites are consolidated to form the nationally-owned enterprise "Zuckerkombinat Unstrut-Helme" based in Artern.
With retroactive effect from 1 July 1990, Südzucker GmbH is founded in Zeitz as a 100 per cent subsidiary of Südzucker AG. Südzucker GmbH acquires Zuckerfabrik Straußfurt besides further sites in the eastern states of Germany.
The plant is separated from Südzucker GmbH and merges in Thüringer Zuckerfabrik GmbH.
Shutdown of the plant.