As the sole processor of the UK’s beet sugar crop, we work in partnership with over 3,000 growers and our customers to deliver a world-class product that is made to the highest standards every day. We are the leading producer of sugar for the British and Irish food and beverage markets, processing around eight million tonnes of sugar beet and producing up to 1.4 million tonnes of sugar each year.
Our innovative approach to manufacturing also enables us to create a range of co-products from power generation and bioethanol, to animal feed and much more.
The UK beet sugar industry is over 100 years old. Our first factory, built in Cantley, Norfolk in 1912, produced the first harvest and factory ‘campaign’ that led to a remarkable partnership between agriculture and industry. Today, this site alone processes around 9,000 tonnes of sugar beet a day to supply around 190,000 tonnes of sugar to customers across the UK and Europe. British Sugar is part of AB Sugar, which is wholly owned by international food, ingredients and retail group, Associated British Foods plc (ABF).