Sugar campaign begins across the Nordzucker Group
The Nordzucker Group will be launching this year’s campaign in just a few days. This year has once again seen the company invest sustainably in its plants, with all 13 of them exceptionally well prepared. Nordzucker forecasts strong yields across the Group and expects the campaign to be concluded in January 2017.
Once again, sugar beet plants grown on native fields will soon be processed around the clock. The Opalenica plant in Poland will set the ball rolling on 12 September, with the German plants following suit. The campaign will be up and running at all Group plants by 4 October.
Axel Aumüller, Chief Operating Officer, explains: “We produce sugar sustainably and to a very high standard. Thanks to continuous investment – EUR 82 million this year alone – we are well prepared for the upcoming campaign and are improving our efficiency level on an ongoing basis. We are also focusing on optimization of warehousing.”
Campaign to run until January
The conditions have been extremely favourable for the growth of sugar beet in the growing year to date. Although sowing was slightly delayed across the Group as a whole, plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures have helped the crops grow well.
“Beet remains an attractive crop on farms. Our aim is to work with farmers to further increase the sugar yield per hectare in order to ensure that the beet crop remains competitive over the long term in a liberalized market. We are very much on the right track in this regard,” emphasized Dr Lars Gorissen, Chief Agricultural Officer.
Read the Danish press release
|Country||Factory||Start of campaign|
|Germany||Clauen||13 September 2016|
|Nordstemmen||14 September 2016|
|Schladen||17 September 2016|
|Ueltzen||14 September 2016|
|Klein Wanzleben||20 September 2016|
|Denmark||Nakskov||15 September 2016|
|Nykøbing||22 September 2016|
|Finland||Säkylä||4 October 2016|
|Lithuania||Kedainiai||15 September 2016|
|Poland||Chelmza||15 September 2016|
|Opalenica||12 September 2016|
|Slovakia||Trencianska Tepla||13 September 2016|
|Sweden||Örtofta||15 September 2016|