Südzucker AG supplies sugar products in Europe and internationally. It operates through four segments: Sugar, Special Products, CropEnergies, and Fruit. The Sugar segment produces and sells sugar. This segment is also involved in agricultural/beet cultivation activities; the provision of soil testing, fertilization advisory, plant nutrients comparison, and virus analysis services; and the marketing of animal feed and by-products of sugar, as well as bioethanol production. It is also involved in marketing coffee, molasses, biofuels, and edible oils, as well as the provision of shipping and financial services. The Special Products segment produces functional food ingredients, including inulin, oligofructose, Isomalt, Palatinose, rice derivatives, and wheat gluten; and ingredients for animal feed, non-food, and pharmaceutical products. This segment also offers frozen and chilled pizzas, and frozen pasta dishes and snacks; packed foods and non-food products to hotels, restaurants, bars, and caterers; and bioethanol, as well as starch for food and non-food sectors. The CropEnergies segment produces bioethanol for use in fuel, beverage, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries, as well as protein feed and gluten. The Fruit segment produces fruit preparations for the dairy, ice cream, and baked goods industries; and apple, red fruit, and berry juice concentrates, as well as fruit purees, natural flavors, beverages bases, and juices for the processing industry. The company was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in Mannheim, Germany. Südzucker AG operates as a subsidiary of Süddeutsche Zuckerrübenverwertungs-Genossenschaft eG.
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