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Sugar factory Rheingau, Worms

Overview

NameZuckerfabrik Rheingau, Worms
Founded1913
Decommissioned1974
FoundersDutch investors
Association farmers (association of beet cultivating farmers in Hesse and Palatinate)
Type of company
         
Aktiengesellschaft (stock corporation)
31 October 1913
The factory is registered with the commercial registry. The share capital is 2.33 million German Mark, 1.35 million of them are brought in by the Dutch-German sugar industry association in Den Haag Haag headed by the sugar factory van der Linden & Co.
24 May 1914
The first general assembly of Zuckerfabrik Rheingau AG takes place.
Fall 1914
The outbreak of World War I delays the completion of the plant.
Share from 1922.
1917/18
The „Badische Gesellschaft für Zuckerfabrikation" [Baden company for sugar production] in Waghäusel increases its share capital from 2.2 million German Mark to 7.7 million German Mark to acquire the majority of shares in the Zuckerfabrik Rheingau, Worms – also to finance the expansion of ist own agricultural areas.
1926
Merger to Süddeutsche Zucker-Aktiengesellschaft. Zuckerfabrik Rheingau, Worms remains out of the merger, Süddeutsche Zucker-Aktiengesellschaft, however, holds 99.8 % of the shares in the factory.
1939-45
Partial destruction through bombardment in World War II.
1949-64
Comprehensive investment program to modernize and extend the sugar factory.
View of factory around 1958.
Silo wagon around 1959.
1951
Conversion to white sugar.
1958
Resolution of the general assembly of the Zuckerfabrik Rheingau AG to settle the assets on the Süddeutsche Zucker-Aktiengesellschaft as sole shareholder.
1974
The factory is decommissioned.