AGRANA at a glance
As a leading food and industrial goods group, AGRANA is successfully active around the world in the three segments FRUIT, STARCH and SUGAR. We add value to agricultural commodities to create a wide range of industrial products and supply both local producers as well as major global players, particularly in the food processing and feed industry.
An integral part of modern life
The product range extends from fruit preparations, fruit juice concentrates, starches for food and technical appli-cations, bioethanol as a sustainable and environmentally-friendly fuel and many different varieties of sugar as well as by-products from the sugar and starch production for the feed sector.
AGRANA maintains a global presence with around 9,200 employees based at 58 production facilities located on all continents. Their dedication and expertise ensure the company‘s success. The Group has been listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1991. AGRANA most recently generated consolidated revenues of over EUR 2.4 billion.
Our strict, certified manufacturing standards guarantee the safety of our products for our customers. We focus on continually improving the quality and hygiene standards of the foodstuffs and animal feeds we make. As a commitment to our customers, we strive for full traceability of our products back to their natural sources.
Our actions and decisions are taken with respect for nature and the environment. Our products are sourced from natural origins, developed and produced on the basis of the latest ecologically sensitive processes, which are low-emission and efficient, and are also biodegradable and environmentally friendly. AGRANA aims to rely on a closed economic cycle which ensures that the agricultural commodities used are recycled to an extent of nearly 100%. The health and safety of the workforce are a key priority of our operational policies and procedures.
Joint Venture AGRANA and Amalgamated Sugar for the manufacture of crystalline betaine
In 2019 the Joint-Venture Company Beta Pura GmbH was founded and the construction of the Betaine Crystallization plant in Tulln, Austria started.
Joint Venture partner
The roots of the Amalgamated Sugar Company date back to 1897. TASCO is the second largest sugar beet processor in the US and has approximately 180,000 hectares of plantations in Idaho, Oregon and Washington in the cooperative, giving it 1 million tonnes of sugar. Since 1997, Snake River Sugar Company has 100% operational control of the Amalgamated Sugar Company and since 2018 100% ownership, making it the parent company of the Amalgamated Sugar Company. Snake River Sugar Company is a cooperative of more than 750 sugar beet growers in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
What The Amalgamated Sugar Company brings into the Joint Venture:
- Raw material availability
- Technology and know-how
- Experience from own plant
What AGRANA brings into the Joint Venture:
- Raw material availability
- Location in the EU
- Experience in chromatography and crystallization
- Expertise in different sales areas, Betaine sales is exclusively by AGRANA
AGRANA in every day life