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Sugar factory Wabern

Overview

Founded1880
Founders117 farmers
Type of companyAG (corporation)
plant of Südzucker AG
Registered share with beet cultivation obligation, 1881.
8 August 1880
Founding by 117 farmers from North Hesse with a capital of 336,600 Marks. 1,122 registered shares with restricted transferability are issued with a beet cultivation obligation of three-eighths hectare per share. Construction of the factory by "Braunschweigische Maschinen-Bauanstalt" [Braunschweig machine construction plant].
1881
Start of first campaign.
1890
Construction of a workers' barrack. As from 1890, campaign manpower comes from the Eastern part of the German Reich and from Poland.
1934
Electrification of the plant. In addition, offices and laboratories are renovated and modern sanitary facilities are installed.
17 May 1943
Detonation of the Eder valley barrage by English air forces results in a flood catastrophe.
5 November 1944
Bomb attack on the plant.
1945
The Karlshof barn is set on fire by American tanks, 800 tonnes of sugar are destroyed.
1947
Conversion to white sugar production and construction of a new sugar warehouse.
1949
Establishment of a plant to refine raw sugar.
1975
Acquisition by the Zuckerfabrik Franken GmbH.
1977
Founding of the "Vereinigte Zuckeraktiengesellschaft Obernjesa-Wabern-Warburg (VZAG)" [united sugar corporation] as subsidiary of Zuckerfabrik Franken GmbH.
1978
Capacity expansion: the sugar factory Obernjesa is shut down, Wabern takes over its beets.
1988
New construction of a building with social rooms.