British Sugar

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Our UK Operations

Located in the East of England and East Midlands, our four state-of-the-art processing plants can match anything in the oil, chemical and power industries for complexity. Together our sites produce over 2.3 million tonnes of sustainable products every year, from sugar to animal feed and electricity to tomatoes.

Around 4,000 farmers contract with British Sugar every year and between September and March each year, seven and a half million tonnes of sugar beet are delivered to our sites. The sugar beet travels an average distance of 28 miles from farms to our factories. We employ over 900 permanent staff and play an important role in the economic life of the communities in which we operate. The factories operate around the clock, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day included.

We are not just about sugar

Our business is not just about sugar, we have expanded the range of co-products we produce. These products include animal feed, soil conditioning and landscaping products and even electricity. We are also involved in the developing bioethanol industry and seed coating and enhancement technology.

Our products are represented in the leading brands of international food and drink manufacturers. The scale and nature of our operations mean that behind every product is the total assurance of food safety, product traceability, security of supply and a commitment to product innovation. More than two hundred and forty miles of piping carries hot water from the factory's Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant to our glasshouse. This hot water would otherwise be destined for cooling towers, so the scheme ensures that the heat is used productively.

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