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Südzucker AG produces and sells sugar products in Germany and internationally. It operates through five segments: Sugar, Special Products, CropEnergies, Starch, and Fruit. The Sugar segment produces and sells sugar, sugar specialty products, glucose syrup, and animal feed to food industry, retailers, and agriculture markets, as well as offers by-products of sugar. The Special Products segment produces functional food ingredients, including dietary fibers, sugar substitutes, sugar, rice starches/flours, and functionalized wheat protein for food, animal feed, non-food, and pharmaceutical industries. This segment also offers frozen and chilled pizzas, pasta, baguette, and sauces and dressings; and portion packed foods and non-food products to hotels, caterers, food retailers, and restaurants. The CropEnergies segment produces fuel-grade ethanol, rectified spirits, protein-based food and animal feed, and liquid CO2 to oil companies and traders, industrial and pharmaceutical companies, food and animal feed producers, and beverage and cosmetics producers. The Starch segment offers starches, saccharification products, ethanol, and byproducts which includes animal feed and fertilizers to food, paper, textiles, industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, petroleum, and animal feed industries. The Fruit segment produces fruit preparations for the dairy, ice cream, baked goods, and food service industries; and fruit juice concentrates, pure juices, fruit wines, natural aromas, and beverage bases for beverage industry. It is also involved in agricultural activities; and cultivation of wheat, sugar beet, corn, chicory, rapeseed, soybean, and other products. The company was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in Mannheim, Germany. Südzucker AG is a subsidiary of Süddeutsche Zuckerrübenverwertungs-Genossenschaft eG.


Südzucker was founded in 1899 by a group of sugar factories that saw the advantages of forming one larger group. The company first flourished during World War I, as demand for sugar increased as a result of rationing. After the war, Südzucker began to expand and diversify, entering other food and beverage markets.

To provide innovative, high-quality products and services that meet our customers’ needs.

To be the leading provider of food and beverage products in Europe and the world.

Key Team

Mr. Markus Muhleisen M.B.A. (Member of the Exec. Board)

Nikolai Baltruschat (Head of Investor Relations)

Recognition and Awards
Innovator of the Year in 2017 at the ITB Berlin International Travel Awards. Best Sustainability Campaign Award in 2017 at the Sustainability Excellence Awards. Top Employer Award in 2018 at the German Human Resources Network Awards.

Leadership team

Dr. Niels Pörksen (Chairman of Exec. Board & CEO)

Mr. Thomas Kolbl (CFO & Member of Exec. Board)

Ms. Ingrid-Helen Arnold (CDO & Member of Exec. Board)

Products/ Services
Food and Beverage, Manufacturing
Number of Employees
1,000 - 20,000
Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Net Income
100M - 500M
Above - 1B
Traded as
Fri Feb 23 2024

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