Südzucker AG Germany
About the company
Today's Südzucker AG was founded in 1926. At that time, five southern German sugar factories, which were already loosely affiliated, merged to form the Süddeutsche Zucker-Aktiengesellschaft. The new company was based in Mannheim.
In 1988 Süddeutsche Zucker-Aktiengesellschaft merged with Zuckerfabrik Franken GmbH to form Südzucker AG Mannheim/Ochsenfurt, with headquarters in both cities. This merger resulted in the largest sugar manufacturer in Germany, with 11 production sites at the time.
At the turn of the year 2014/15, the two head offices were merged in Mannheim and the company was renamed Südzucker AG.
Today Südzucker is the largest sugar producer in Europe. Under the Südzucker name the company produces sugar in a total of 15 factories in Germany, Poland (Südzucker Polska) and Moldova (Südzucker Moldova). In addition, there are subsidiaries and participations in other European countries.
Südzucker currently operates 9 plants in Germany - in Brottewitz, Offenau, Offstein, Ochsenfurt, Plattling, Rain, Wabern, Warburg and Zeitz.
In fiscal 2018/19, the sugar segment as a whole processed 29.3 million tons of beet, producing 4.7 Million tons of sugar.
In the sugar segment, Südzucker Group companies produce and market sugar and sugary Special products as well as animal feed throughout Europe.
Südzucker is far more than sugar
In addition to the sugar business, the Südzucker Group operates in three other segments: special products, CropEnergies (bioethanol) and fruit.