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Company profile

Overview Employees 19,200
Annual revenues EUR 6.8 billion
Sugar production 4.7 million tonnes
Formation 1926

Company profile

We are a reliable producer of high quality food and animal feed as well as bioethanol, all of which we produce for our customers in our large-scale factories from a wide variety of agricultural raw materials. Our aim is to grow profitably without compromising our ecological and social responsibilities as well as to sustainably boost shareholder value.

  • Südzucker is a multinational corporation whose sugar, special products and fruit segments are key food industry players, while its CropEnergies segment is the EU’s leading bioethanol producer.
  • Our core competencies comprise our broad-based expertise in the large-scale conversion of agricultural raw materials into high-quality products, especially into food for industrial customers and end users but also feed and other products for the food and non-food industries.
  • Our marketing focuses on business-to-business clients. A strong ownership structure (sugar beet farmers, via Süddeutsche Zuckerrübenverwertungs-Genossenschaft eG (SZVG), holding 56 % of the share capital) provides a reliable framework for the company’s development.



  • We focus on global megatrends
  • We aim to grow market share in our business sectors
  • We focus on our core competencies
  • Our portfolio is diversified
  • We take advantage of synergies
  • Solid financing strategy
  • Targeted value-oriented investments
  • Sustainability is an integral part of our corporate strategy
  • We support and foster our employees

Our guiding principles

  • We uphold integrity in business transactions.
  • We produce high-quality, safe products.
  • We treat our environment responsibly.
  • We protect our information.
  • We communicate fully, correctly and clearly.
  • We treat our employees with fairness and respect.

Adhering to these guidelines and the rules of the code of conduct is a key component of the Südzucker’s corporate image as a trustworthy, reliable partner.


Our strengths

  • Diversity: Diversified corporate structure, product portfolio, markets and employees.
  • Sustainability: Practice sustainability, especially by using resource-friendly production methods and fully utilizing agricultural materials to the greatest extent possible.
  • Competence: Competent large-scale processing of agricultural materials. Our expertise covers the entire value added chain, including the logistics and use of our products. Our proficiency is based on our highly skilled, motivated employees, who embody our know-how, our experience and our innovation capability in production, distribution, sales and marketing and logistics...