Südzucker Ochsenfurt plant

Ochsenfurt plant

Overview Started operations in 1952
Annual sugar production 260,000 to 320,000 tonnes
Raw material suppliers approximately 3,500 farmers
Employees about 330

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Marktbreiter Straße 74
97199 Ochsenfurt
Phone: +49 9331 91-0

About the factory

In its first campaign in 1952, the plant had already achieved a daily processing capacity of 2,400 tonnes of beets, a peak value for European sugar factories at that time. Ochsenfurt is still one of the largest and most important factories in the Südzucker Group.

The plant operates twenty-four hours per day during the beet campaign between September and January. Several thousand tonnes of beets are delivered and converted to sugar daily. During an average campaign, the annual sugar needs of a German citizen are met in less than two seconds. The factory can produce enough sugar in one year to satisfy the needs of 6-7 million consumers.