Al Khaleej Sugar (AKS) is the first sugar refinery to be established in the Arabian Gulf Region. Based in Jebel Ali in Dubai, Al Khaleej Sugar has grown, since production commenced in 1995, to become the world’s biggest standalone sugar refinery. The company has a current production capacity of 7,000 tonnes of refined white sugar per day. The refinery can produce more than 2 million tonnes of refined sugar per year, and has the largest storage capacity in the world. In 2017, the state-of-the-art refinery had a record annual production of 1.87 million tonnes. Al Khaleej Sugar employs over 500 people and exports its products to more than 50 countries. It imports raw sugar from traditional sugar producing origins, such as Brazil, India, Australia and Thailand. Currently, the company has several international projects underway. The Canal Sugar Project in Egypt is a major agro-industrial venture to produce beet sugar and fill a gap in the market, enabling the country to become self-sufficient in the production of sugar. The Iberica Sugar Project in Spain, which is still under consideration, will have an annual capacity of 1.7 million tonnes of beet sugar. At present, Al Khaleej Sugar contributes to about 3% of the annual global refined sugar production. Supported by the excellent logistical facilities of Jebel Ali Port and other inherent positive contributing factors of the UAE, the company has achieved remarkable growth operating in a primarily non-agricultural region. For more information, please visit www.alkhaleejsugar.ae
Emeterra is a Singapore-headquartered agribusiness enterprise. It is an investment holding and operating entity for agricultural processing assets, agtech and foodtech. The company’s vision is to be a leading-edge player that can sustainably realize the tremendous agricultural potential of Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, leveraging innovative technologies in key emerging markets. Emeterra is focussed on the food ingredients arena, with significant emphasis on sugar and sweeteners. It operates in the B2B space, concentrating on providing a range of ingredients and solutions to global and large regional customers. The company counts some of the world's largest and most quality-conscious multinational food and beverage companies in its current customer base. Emeterra functions across four platforms that are often inter-related. Production Assets – covering an asset portfolio that delivers value-added agricultural products and food ingredients. Agtech – where Emeterra collaborates with promising companies and globally acclaimed research institutions on disruptive foodtech and agtech spanning the value chain. Private Equity – where Emeterra works closely on agribusiness opportunities with Olympus Capital Asia, an independent private equity firm that has been successfully investing across Asia for over 20 years. Trading – where Emeterra trades in innovative ingredients linked to its network of long-standing customers and supply chain partners. Find out more about the company at www.emeterra.com
Sucden is an independent leader in soft commodities trading. The company combines global knowhow with local expertise to connect supply and demand in a sustainable way. Sucden serves its clients and partners with quality and integrity, applying sustainability principles to all its operations. It trades on the world’s major exchanges in a wide range of products and services, including sugar, coffee, cocoa, ethanol, grains & oilseeds, ocean freight and futures / options brokerage. Focussing on sugar, Sucden represents about 15% of the world-traded volumes, which is about 5% of the world consumption. As a key sugar player, Sucden acts as a distributor on all large-scale sugar markets, and sources a very wide range of sugar qualities for global industrial clients. As such, the company’s global footprint involves offices in both origin and destination countries to serve counterparties locally and through long-term relationships. More generally, the company is diversified and active in agriculture and sourcing, processing, logistics, distribution, merchandizing, financing, research, sustainability and risk management. Sucden’s entrepreneurial and professional team of 5,400 employees in over 25 locations worldwide originates and ships more than 10 million tonnes of soft commodities every year. This is done globally through its agricultural, processing and logistical activities, encompassing operations in places as far afield as Brazil, Mexico, India, Europe, China, USA and several other locations across the world. Sucden directly manages 250,000 hectares of arable land and grows sugar beet, wheat, barley, sunflower, peas and corn, and has highly efficient sugar plants, with an installed sugar production capacity of 800,000 tonnes. For more information, please visit www.sucden.com
Raízen is an integrated energy company. A true green champion, it is among the largest private business groups in Brazil, with 40,000 employees and 15,000 business partners. Raízen was founded in 2011 as a joint venture between Shell and Cosan. Since then and after several milestones, such as the inauguration of its second-generation ethanol plant and the conclusion of the acquisition of Biosev, Raízen had its initial public offering on the Brazilian stock exchange in August 2021. The company has a unique operating model in which it participates end-to-end from the production and sale of renewable energy and sugar from sugarcane, to delivery to different parts of the world. Raízen is the largest individual sugar exporter in the international market and has reached a leading position in its diverse sugar portfolio by investing in research, technology, the creation of solutions and partnerships with customers. The company's renewables portfolio maximizes the use of its available biomass. This is used to produce ethanol, second generation ethanol, bioelectricity, biogas and bioproducts. Raízen also invests in solar energy. Thanks to investments in advanced technologies, Raízen is the only company in the world to produce second-generation ethanol on a commercial scale, reusing by-products from its production processes. For more information, please visit www.raizen.com
Alvean is the world’s leading sugar trading company, specializing in originating, commercializing and trading raw and white sugar. Its experienced and skilled teams, spread across seven locations, make available to its partners and customers unique worldwide reach and insights, as well as highly reliable and integrated logistics and risk management tools. Alvean also leverages the structure and the deep expertise in the industry of its parent company, Copersucar. Founded in 2008, Copersucar is a global leader in the sale of sugar and ethanol. Its unique business model combines the large-scale offer of high-quality products produced by its 34 partner plants with an integrated system of logistics, transport, storage and marketing. For more information, please visit www.alvean.com
The Savola Group established United Sugar Company (USC) in 1995 as one of the key companies in the food sector. Starting operations in 1997, USC was Saudi Arabia’s first sugar production and refining company, and remained the only manufacturer for over 25 years. The 135,000 square metre refinery located at Jeddah Islamic Port caters to the local demand for sugar in Saudi Arabia and neighbouring markets. The factory is self-sufficient in water, electricity and other services through on-site generation of electricity and desalination of water all year round. The company produces a wide variety of sugars packaged in a range of sizes. Its brands include trademarks like Al Osra and Saudi Sugar. The packages start from 0.5 kg and go up to 1,250 kg, to provide options for both the retail and industrial sectors, based on market and customer needs. The categories produced include coarse, liquid, molasses, brown, powdered, extra fine, cubes and sachets. USC also introduced sweeteners to its portfolio in 2023. Find out more at www.savola.com
COFCO International is the overseas agriculture business platform of COFCO Corporation, China's largest food and agriculture company. With 12,000 people in 37 countries, the company is focussed on being a leader in global grains, oilseeds and sugar supply chains, with assets across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. It trades with over 50 nations while providing farmers unique direct access to the growing Chinese market. In 2022, COFCO International handled over 127 million tonnes of related commodities with revenues of US$ 53 billion. The company is accelerating its growth to create a world-class integrated global agricultural supply chain, anchored in China and competing globally. For more information, please visit www.cofcointernational.com
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STUDEN Global, a member of STUDEN Holding, is a vertically integrated agribusiness. With more than 30 years of experience in sourcing, processing and distributing agricultural commodities, such as raw and white sugar, oilseeds, edible oils and grains, as well as green and roasted coffee, STUDEN Global caters to the needs of buyers of all sizes, ranging from global to local food & beverage processors and retailers. Having developed from a small sugar distributor in the 1990s into a leading agribusiness in Southeastern Europe, its competitive edge lies in managing the demand side of the agricultural value chain. All factories in the system apply state-of-the-art technology in accordance with the highest quality standards. Today, STUDEN has an operational presence in more than 25 countries, with a growing list of satisfied clients and partners. For further information, please visit www.studen-global.com
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Nirani Sugars, headquartered in Karnataka, stands as a leading sugar producer and one of the largest consolidated sugar companies in India. With a crushing capacity of 74,000 TCD (tonnes crushed per day), the company occupies a prominent position as a B2B player in both the domestic and international markets. It offers an extensive range of sugars including M-30 grade, S1-30 grade, S2-30 grade, brown sugar, organic sugar, castor sugar, icing sugar, Mishri Sugar and Breakfast Sugar. Noted for its efficiency, Nirani Sugars is also recognized as one of India's most proficient sugar mills for crushing over two million tonnes of sugarcane in just 107 days at a single site. The company takes immense pride in its deep-rooted association with over 350,000 farmers. This extensive network not only strengthens the socio-economic fabric of rural communities but also exhibits the company's commitment to inclusive growth and sustainable agriculture. By empowering farmers with access to resources, knowledge and market opportunities, Nirani Sugars plays a pivotal role in enhancing farm productivity and livelihoods, contributing to the overall prosperity of agricultural communities. The company is known for its focus on excellence and reliability, while upholding the highest standards and prioritizing environmental responsibility. For more information, please visit www.niranigroups.com
Founded in 1851, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) is a leading global merchant and processor of agricultural goods. The company leverages its global reach and extensive asset network to serve customers and consumers around the world, delivering the right products to the right location, at the right time – safely, reliably and responsibly. LDC’s activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines (platforms), including Carbon Solutions, Coffee, Cotton, Food & Feed Solutions, Freight, Global Markets, Grains & Oilseeds, Juice, Rice and Sugar. LDC helps to feed and clothe some 500 million people every year by originating, processing and transporting approximately 80 million tonnes of products. The company is active in over 100 countries across six geographical regions, employing approximately 17,000 people globally. For more information, visit www.ldc.com
BP Bunge Bioenergia is one of the Brazilian leaders in the ethanol, bioelectricity and sugar markets. The company has its administrative headquarters in the capital of São Paulo and has 11 agro-industrial units installed in five states in Brazil – Goiás, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Tocantins and Mato Grosso do Sul – that impact 40 direct municipalities and 70 communities. Altogether, there are more than 13,000 jobs generated throughout the country, of which 8,500 are direct employees and 4,500 are outsourced. This robust structure has the capacity, each harvest, to crush 32.4 million tonnes of sugarcane and produce 1.7 billion litres per year of ethanol, 1.7 million tonnes of sugar, in addition to the generation of 1,400 GWh per year of bioenergy. BP Bunge Bioenergia operates across the value chain, from the cultivation of sugarcane to the sale of biofuel, bioelectricity and sugar. In doing so, it always invests in technologies, practices, resources and processes that enhance the sustainability of its operations while developing the sector and generating social, environmental and economic value. For more information, visit www.bpbunge.com
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Südzucker Sugar Division is an organizationally independent unit within Südzucker AG. It comprises all sugar factories in Germany (Südzucker AG including Weizenstärke Zeitz), Belgium (Raffinerie Tirlemontoise), France (Saint Louis Sucre), Poland (Südzucker Polska) and Moldova (Südzucker Moldova) as well as all sugar sales offices. The Sugar Division has a total of 16 sugar factories throughout Europe and employs about 3,700 people. The main products are sugar and sugar specialties for end consumers and industrial processors, while the co-products are animal feed and carbolime. The portfolio is supplemented by other customized services and products based on sugar beets. The sugar segment of Südzucker as a whole – which in addition to the Sugar Division also includes AGRANA with its seven sugar factories and two refineries – processed about 23 million tonnes of sugar beet into about 3.7 million tonnes of sugar in the 2022/23 financial year. The areas under beet cultivation across Europe was approximately 325,000 hectares. To find out more, please visit www.suedzuckergroup.com
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Viterra believes in the power of connection. The company's world-leading, fully integrated agriculture network connects producers to consumers with sustainable, traceable and quality-controlled agricultural products, including grains, oilseeds, pulses, sugar and cotton. With more than 18,000 talented employees operating in 37 countries, Viterra's strategic network of agricultural storage, processing and transport assets enable it to offer innovative solutions and open pathways for its customers, creating successful partnerships that last. For more information, visit www.viterra.com
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Shri Dutt India is a diversified business conglomerate with interests in agribusiness, trading and manufacturing, and is a leading player in the sugar industry in India. The company has also established itself in allied industries like ethanol and power generation. While it harnesses the opportunities in the sugar market, it has entered the dairy industry with the brand Dilicia. Shri Dutt India was incorporated under the leadership of the late Premji Khepar Ruparel, Priti Premji Ruparel and Jeetendra Jaykumar Dharu. With multiple sugar factories equipped with distilleries and cogeneration plants at strategic locations, the company has the advantage of economies of scale and synergies, and has expanded its business operations to become one of the largest sugar export houses in India. Over the past two decades, Shri Dutt has offered its customers quality service and has gained their trust by being the most reliable business partner in terms of trade commitments. The company’s expertise lies in sourcing material and well-established connections in the market, and it aims to provide quality products at the most competitive rates. For more information, visit www.shridutt.com
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AmSpec Group is a global service provider in the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) sector. For nearly four decades, AmSpec has independently and accurately analyzed and measured a variety of products around the world. Spread across six continents, the company serves customers in various fields such as energy, petrochemicals, metals and minerals, agriculture, infrastructure, consumer products, rail, additives and metering. Dedicated to forging a safer and increasingly sustainable global landscape, AmSpec has tweaked its priorities, embracing renewable energy and sustainability in its recent endeavours. The company believes that safeguarding the environment and advocating for sustainable principles across all facets of operations is its duty.
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Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is a leading fully-integrated agribusiness offering efficient end-to-end sugar supply chain solutions from responsible production to global delivery. Best known in palm, GAR sells to a diverse customer base in more than 100 countries worldwide, thanks to its efficient distribution and logistics network, which includes shipping, freight and warehousing facilities. GAR also specializes in trading, storing and delivering white sugar worldwide. Leveraging its expertise in trade and operations, along with an efficient supply chain model, it offers customers fast, accurate and reliable solutions for managing price risk and meeting their white sugar supply needs. GAR sources sugar from mills and refineries in various regions, including Brazil, Central America, the EU, the former Soviet Union, North Africa, Dubai, India, Thailand and Malaysia. The company provides sugar in different forms, ranging from cubes and one-kilogram bags to larger quantities in breakbulk vessels and liquid sugar. This allows GAR to cater to the packaging requirements of wholesalers, small industrial companies and large multinational corporations. With teams based in Singapore, the Netherlands, Spain, Bulgaria, Romania and Brazil, GAR ensures that they can meet the sugar demands of customers anywhere in the world.
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StoneX helps clients navigate sugar markets using its soft commodities risk management services. It offers price-risk management solutions in sugar through consultants who speak a wide range of languages, including English, Spanish and Portuguese. All participants in the soft markets face price volatility with factors, such as currency movement, government funding, weather changes, health concerns and ethanol demand – all of which can significantly impact sugar prices. StoneX helps producers, cooperatives, importers, processors and wholesale users of sugar manage the risks associated with this volatility and protect their bottom lines. Its services include sugar futures and options execution, sugar risk management consulting, market intelligence, currency and structured pricing products, and trade finance. StoneX is more than a service provider or sugar broker – it aims at providing the right solutions to propel the client’s business forward and outperform the competition. A Fortune 100 company, Stone X has over 80 offices around the world across six continents, including locations in Miami, Brazil, Colombia, London and Singapore.
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Tereos is a leader in the sugar, alcohol and starch markets, with a long-term vision of valuing agricultural raw materials and developing quality products for the food, health and renewable energy sectors. Tereos’s commitment to society and the environment underscores the enterprise’s performance in the long term, while strengthening its contribution as a responsible player. The Tereos cooperative group, a union of more than 12,000 cooperative members, has recognized knowhow in the processing of beet, sugarcane, cereals, alfalfa and potatoes. Through 46 industrial sites, a presence in 17 countries and the commitment of its 23,000 employees, Tereos supports its customers close to their markets with a broad and complementary range of products. In 2020/21, the group posted a turnover of € 4.3 billion.
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DP World is the leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, enabling the ﬂow of trade across the globe. The company’s comprehensive range of products and services covers every link of the integrated supply chain – from maritime and inland terminals to marine services and industrial parks as well as technology-driven customer solutions. DP World delivers these services through an interconnected global network of 190 business units in 68 countries across six continents, with a signiﬁcant presence both in high-growth and mature markets. Wherever it operates, the enterprise integrates sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship into its activities, striving for a positive contribution to the economies and communities where people live and work. DP World’s dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 58,500 employees from 147 nationalities are committed to delivering unrivalled value to customers and partners. The company achieves this by focussing on mutually beneﬁcial relationships – with governments, shippers, traders and other stakeholders along the global supply chain – built on a foundation of mutual trust and enduring partnership. DP World thinks ahead, anticipates change and deploys industry-leading digital technology to further broaden its vision to disrupt world trade and create the smartest, most efﬁcient and innovative solutions, while ensuring a positive and sustainable impact on economies, societies and the planet.
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S&P Global Commodity Insights provides a complete view of global energy and commodities markets enabling customers to make decisions with conviction and create long-term, sustainable value. The company is a trusted connector that brings together thought leaders, market participants, governments and regulators to co-create solutions that lead to progress. Vital to navigating energy transition, S&P Global Commodity Insights coverage includes oil and gas, power, chemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping. The company is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). S&P Global is the world’s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics and workflow solutions in the global capital, commodity and automotive markets. With every one of its offerings, S&P Global helps many of the world’s leading organizations navigate the economic landscape, so they can plan for tomorrow, today.
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Cargill Risk Management was founded nearly 30 years ago as a provider of commodity price risk solutions. The company works with producers and consumers of commodities to help them build and diversify their hedging strategies. Today, Cargill’s global team works through 17 offices in 15 countries to provide price risk management solutions for over 100 commodities and currencies. Cargill Risk Management knows that when there is risk, there is opportunity – a chance to be proactive instead of reactive. The company’s teams work closely with customers to unveil the opportunities to build the most relevant commodity price risk management strategies using commodity derivatives instruments that are unique to their goals, industries and market views.
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ISP Group is a privately held conglomerate based in Chennai, India, with Integrated Service Point as its flagship company. The group engages in manufacturing, refining and distribution of agri-commodities and investing, as well as in infrastructure development and construction. With an annual turnover of US$ 130 million in 2021/22, it aspires to a turnover average of US$ 500 million by 2025. To realize this goal, the company intends to tap into the ever-increasing global trade in agricultural commodities such as sugar, molasses, maize, rice, pulses, etc. With its strong expertise in global sourcing, the ISP Group‘s vision is to become one of the largest agri-trading companies in India. It aims to create efficient linkages for a select presence across the value-chain for agri-related products, with main focus on sugar, pulses, edible oils and spices. The ISP Group has a strong competitive edge in the Indian molasses industry, being one of the biggest exporters and sellers of molasses from India. Its reliable supply chain network enables the company to source products from various parts of the country. The ISP Group’s business ethos focusses on serving its clients in an ethical and cost-effective manner.
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Balrampur Chini Mills (BCML) is one of the largest integrated sugar companies in India. The allied businesses of the company comprise distillery operations and cogeneration of power. Presently BCML has 10 sugar factories located in Uttar Pradesh, India, with an aggregate sugar cane crushing capacity of 77,500 TCD, distillery capacity of 1,050 kilolitres per day and saleable cogeneration of 175.7 MW. The company is one of the most efﬁcient integrated sugar producers in the country, and it has grown through well-planned capacity expansion projects and the acquisition of existing companies. BCML has a market capitalization of Rs 75 billion and its credit rating is the highest in India’s sugar industry. The ethos and working principle of the company is to be sustainable. In January 2023, BCML won two coveted national level awards for its corporate social responsibility activities.
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CZ is a global supply chain solutions provider whose purpose is to exert a positive economic and sustainable inﬂuence in its supply chains. CZ operates within the agri products, food ingredients and packaging, and energy industries from 16 countries. The company sources, trades, moves and de-risks commodities through a range of services including physical and derivatives trading, ﬁnancing, consulting, and freight and logistics management. Leading multinational companies trust CZ to take care of their supply chains with transparency and accountability. With over 160 years of experience, the company has earned its reputation for doing business with integrity and takes pride in its client-centric ethos.
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Garden Court Distilleries, based in India, has been a specialist wholesale sugar merchant for over 25 years. The company offers a one-stop solution for sourcing of white and raw sugar from India. Its direct links with sugar mills and logistics operators enable the company to supply high quality sugar on time and at the right price, thereby maximizing mutual profitability and minimizing business risk. Garden Court Distilleries' sourcing capabilities are ably complemented by the strong manufacturing base of its associates in Maharashtra. The company has carved a niche for itself in the realm of export of white and raw sugar by virtue of its ethical business practices, commitment to long-term business relationships, quality and flexibility. It generally ships sugar in bulk / break bulk in both loose and packed form. The company also has a strong presence in the domestic sugar market in India. As a large volume trader, Garden Court Distilleries is able to effectively bridge the gap between major sugar producing states like Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, and sugar deficit states such as West Bengal, Assam and Bihar.
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The purpose of hEDGEpoint Global Markets is to help its clients turn financial risks into opportunities by strategically anticipating and responding to market movements. The company offers sophisticated products for hedging and protection against volatility for the global chain of agricultural and energy commodities, backed by the best analysis and market intelligence studies. hEDGEpoint is present in five continents, enabling it to connect the local needs of each sector to the global context, while democratizing access to risk management. The company executes hedging based on innovation, technology and market insights, placing its clients at the centre of the entire process, thus contributing to their success. hEDGEpoint works with over 60 different commodities, diverse currencies and more than 450 hedging products, all of which are developed with a technological focus, while providing the best experience in every process.
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ICE is a Fortune 500 company that designs, builds and operates digital networks to connect people to opportunity. The company provides financial technology and data services across major asset classes that offer customers access to mission-critical workflow tools that increase transparency and operational efficiencies. ICE operates exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, and clearing houses that help people invest, raise capital and manage risk across multiple asset classes. The company’s comprehensive fixed income data services and execution capabilities provide information, analytics and platforms that help customers capitalize on opportunities and operate more efficiently. As one of the world’s most experienced administrators of regulated benchmarks, ICE Benchmark Administration® (IBA) is leading the way in benchmark and other data administration services, offering the highest standards of input data collection, calculation, publication and surveillance. By establishing comprehensive and robust governance and oversight functions, and constantly evolving and developing its benchmarks and data services, IBA is enhancing benchmark and data integrity in order to give market participants confidence in the information they depend upon.
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The history of ITOCHU Corporation dates back to 1858 when the company's founder Chubei Itoh commenced linen trading operations. Growing constantly over the last 165 years, with approximately 130 bases in 65 countries, including Japan, ITOCHU is a leading “sogoshosha” (integrated trading company) today. The company is engaged in domestic trading, import / export and overseas trading of various products, such as textiles, information and communications technology, machinery, energy, metals, minerals, chemicals, forest products, general merchandise, food, construction, realty, finance, insurance and logistics services, as well as business investment in Japan and overseas. With regards to sugar, ITOCHU is the largest shareholder of Wellneo Sugar, which was established in 2023 as a joint venture between ITOCHU Sugar and Nissin Sugar. Wellneo Sugar is the second largest sugar group in Japan and has approximately 30% market share. The primary focus of ITOCHU’s Sugar Section is to supply raw sugar to not only Wellneo Sugar but also other sugar refineries in Japan. The company handles around 1 million tonnes per annum of raw and refined sugar globally, mainly sourcing from Thailand, Australia and Brazil, and supplying to customers in East and South East Asia.
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Olam Agri offers risk management solutions for producers and customers of agricultural commodities. Its experience in physical commodities and financial instruments trading, and its deep understanding of physical networks and risk enables its global team to provide smart price risk management services in an environment where agricultural commodities face continual price changes and volatility. Operating at the heart of global food and agri trade flows, Olam Agri has extensive operations and knowledge within the fast-growing trade corridors vital to the food, feed and fibre needs of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Building long-term relationships, it develops strategies to manage risk with tailored services to meet the unique needs of its customers.
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Rabobank is a cooperative bank with a mission. Together with its stakeholders, the bank has been dedicated to creating a future-proof society and tackling major societal challenges for 125 years. In the Netherlands, Rabobank serves retail and corporate clients; globally, the bank focusses on the food and agriculture sector. The starting point is: “together we can achieve more than we could individually”. Rabobank focusses on three global transitions – the changing climate, the increasing demand for food and the inequality which continues to put a strain on society and communities. Around the world, consumers and businesses face the growing need to live and work more sustainably. This is why Rabobank embraces innovation and teams up with customers and partners to address important social, economic and environmental issues. As far as the food system transition goes it is estimated that by 2050, there will be nearly 10 billion mouths to feed. At the same time, the climate is changing and natural resources are being depleted. The challenge is how to produce more food than ever before, using fewer resources. With clients across the global food value chain – from farm to fork – Rabobank is in the right place to speed up the transition to a fair, sustainable food system, one that respects the environment and produces livelihoods. Rabobank helps clients future-proof their businesses, so there will be enough nutritious, affordable food for a long time to come. Rabobank looks to achieve this through financial solutions, deep sectoral knowledge and global food and agri networks.
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Limako Suiker is an international trading house that exports and imports high-quality sugar. It is a company with an eye for personal contact, customization and with a good dose of flexibility. Adding value to the sugar chain, offering perfect logistics services and relieving its customers of worries, its ambition is broad. That ambition has been constantly evolving since 1968, when Limako Suiker was founded as a joint venture between Suiker Unie (51%) and ED&F MAN (49%). At the time, Limako was engaged in exporting sugar surpluses from the European Union to the world market, initially in large, conventional shiploads of 10,000 to 20,000 tonnes. In the 1990s, the company focussed on exporting smaller batches of sugar that were shipped just in time by sea container to customers at their final destination. When the EU sugar sector was reformed in 2006, a new era started for Limako. In addition to exporting white sugar from Europe to the world market, the company also started importing raw cane sugar to the European market. Today, Limako exports top quality white sugar to multinationals all over the world, supplies to local importers, as well as to food aid organizations. It also imports raw cane sugar for refining, direct consumption and inward processing. Cosun Beet Company (formerly known as Suiker Unie) became the sole owner of Limako in May 2021, when it acquired the remaining 49% of shares from ED&F Man. Limako provides Cosun maximum import-export flexibility and access to new business opportunities that have arisen since the EU sugar quota system was abolished.
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The Altimuss Group, a conglomerate of companies, is a leading player in the global sugar export market, specializing in the distribution of high-quality sugar and ethanol. With offices in the UAE, Singapore and Africa, and with a focus on excellence and sustainability, the company has established itself as a reliable partner for clients worldwide. The Altimuss Group supplies superior quality sugar products to meet the diverse needs of its global clientele while fostering lasting relationships. Its motto, “Delivering Excellence, Sustaining Growth” represents its unwavering dedication to constantly provide great products and services, as well as generate sustainable growth for both the company and its clients. The range of services covered include logistics and supply chain management. The Altimuss Group procures sugar through sustainable means by establishing direct and long-term partnerships with farmers and manufacturers who adopt environment-friendly practices. Its sourcing involves rigorous quality assessments and traceability methods, ensuring that customers receive products of the highest quality.
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Amius specializes in providing custom hedging solutions to the commodity community. The company strives to partner at all the steps of the commodity supply chain, offering coverage globally and solving customers’ hedging needs across a diverse range of commodities. From processors, mills and farmers, to exporters, trade houses and industry participants, Amius is committed to designing, customizing and implementing innovative solutions to hedging strategy. The company’s technical expertise spans decades, and with an understanding of numerous industries and cultures, it is uniquely placed to collaborate with clients across commodities and FX. With Amius EDGE, a platform created by Amius for clients and partners, the company offers independent OTC quoting, execution and market analysis.
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Macquarie’s Commodities and Global Markets (CGM) group offers capital and ﬁnancing, risk management, market access, physical execution and logistics solutions across commodities, ﬁnancial markets and asset ﬁnance sectors. CGM's expertise in agricultural commodities extends across the entire process of production and consumption – from soil to the trader to the consumer – helping clients realize unique market opportunities. This includes delivering tailor-made hedging products and balance sheet solutions, as well as futures execution and clearing to participants in major sugar jurisdictions across the value chain. Founded in 1969, Macquarie Group is a global ﬁnancial group that employs over 19,000 people in 34 markets. As of March 31, 2023, Macquarie had assets under management of approximately US$ 565 billion.
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Sucden Financial has a history and heritage in commodity futures and options trading, and has evolved and diversified to become a leading global multi-asset execution, clearing and liquidity provider. Alongside a proven track record of over 50 years in financial markets, the company offers multiple trading and technology solutions across FX, fixed income and commodities. Sucden Financial provides services to corporations, traders, processors, producers, financial institutions and hedge funds, as well as investors active in the commodity futures and options markets. With leading expertise in softs, its sugar, cocoa and coffee teams specialize in execution and clearing services for all key London and New York contracts, offering tailored hedging strategies to both identify and manage specific price and market risks. The company's softs and agricultural services include futures and options contracts on European and US exchanges; comprehensive execution and clearing services; expert hedging and risk management assistance; market insights; multiple trading solutions; and competitive FX services. Sucden Financial has its headquarters in London and subsidiaries in Hong Kong and New York, providing both global reach and local service to clients around the clock. Sucden Financial Limited is authorized and regulated by Financial Conduct Authority.
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Intertek offers innovative solutions through assurance, testing, inspection and certification (ATIC) services to its customers around the world. The company is a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Though Intertek’s history goes back to over 130 years, it continues to innovate and evolve to reduce risk for consumers, brands and organizations in multiple sectors. With over 40,000 employees in over 1,000 locations in 100 countries, the company’s network of science-based, highly technically skilled individuals and teams enables global and local businesses to overcome the complex quality, safety and sustainability challenges they face, every day. As a leader in sustainability solutions and backed by its global network, local knowledge and subject-matter expertise, Intertek is ideally positioned to provide clients with unique end-to-end solutions including a wide variety of sustainability services and independent certifications. It helps clients meaningfully demonstrate commitments to sustainability and manage risk and resilience, while supporting their ability to operate effectively and act responsibly. The Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise is delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling clients to power ahead safely.
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Control Union focusses on developing services around the sustainability of the industry's supply chains, which lead into the food, feed, forestry, biomass, bioenergy, social compliance and textiles markets. With a presence in more than 70 countries and with over 4,000 employees engaged in its operations, Control Union occupies a unique space to manage challenges within today's global marketplace. Backed by these global teams and local specialists in testing, inspections and certiﬁcations, the company aims to help, support and bring trust to its partners.
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Planetary provides the technology designed to be the backbone of industrial production of the bioeconomy, spanning products from sustainably produced bio-based polymers and fibres to mycoproteins. By building, owning and operating a network of fermentation facilities, with the ambition of operating globally, Planetary enables the sustainable production of bio-based products such as foods and materials at commercial scale. Planetary's proprietary BioBlocksTM fermentation platform and AI delivers bioprocess innovation and optimized large-scale production to a wide range of customers. Planetary has specific interest in exploring the strategic synergies between sugar producers and foodtech.
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Baramati Agro is one of the growing integrated agribusiness groups in India. Over the years, the company has diversiﬁed its operations into various sectors, such as sugar, poultry, animal feed and ethanol manufacturing and trading. BAL’s robust sourcing and manufacturing base in India strengthens its origination capabilities, and its network of trade associates in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa widens its destination capabilities. Its motto, 'Value the Commitment' forms the very core of the company’s philosophy. Baramati Agro has three sugar plants with a total capacity of 340,000 tonnes of sugar per annum, along with a 550 kilolitres per day distillery and a 58 MW cogeneration plant in India. It produces reﬁned sugar, white crystal sugar and raw sugar in line with the requirements of the market. The company is a certiﬁed supplier to bottlers of The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, Mondelez and Barry Callebaut, among other quality conscious customers. BAL has a subsidiary company in Singapore to deal in the international market. BAL is a member of the The Reﬁned Sugar Association, London (RSA) and The Sugar Association of London (SAL).
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ClearDox was founded in 2018 after a team at a global commodity trading house set out to find an efficient and accurate way to reconcile thousands of daily invoices, trades and other transactions. The AI-based intelligent automation solutions developed have since been used to process hundreds of thousands of documents at leading companies. including Gulf Oil, StoneX, Traxys and Freepoint Commodities. Commodities companies can use its solutions to improve productivity, mitigate operational risk and make smarter data-driven decisions. The intelligent automation platform from ClearDox uses advanced technologies including AI, ML and NLP to digitize manual, paper-based processes and turn them into a competitive advantage. An end-to-end solution company, ClearDox automates data classification, extraction and reconciliation so commodity teams have more time to spend on strategic initiatives. FIA, the leading global trade organization for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets, named ClearDox as the FIA Innovator of the Year 2023.
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ED&F Man Commodities is one of the world’s leading providers of soft commodities, trading continuously since 1783. The company sources, stores, processes, ships and distributes a range of products including sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed and fish oils. With a long and successful presence in its markets and a loyal customer base that includes many of the world’s biggest food and drink suppliers, it uses its expertise to add value to customers across the entire commodity lifecycle. The company has highly experienced and committed dedicated teams, with operations in 43 countries. Passionate about sustainability, the company takes care to limit the environmental impact of its operations, while actively supporting the communities in which it works. As an agricultural commodities trader, ED&F Man is dependent upon healthy ecosystems. Environmental protection is integral to its operations. ED&F Man is also a diverse, employee-owned global organization, which is reflected in its inclusive employment culture and community welfare projects. ED&F Man Sugar is one of the foremost traders of sugar, and moves over 6,000,000 tonnes of sugar per year. The company sources and supplies raw sugar to refineries worldwide. It is one of the largest receivers of white sugar on the London Commodity Exchange in recent years, and is a leader in the distribution of added value, certified sustainable speciality sugars.
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Fogla Corp is a diversified group of companies engaged in manufacturing and export of industrial packaging products, such as polypropylene woven bags, flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) for sugar and Ad Star bags. The company also produces surfactants, other speciality chemicals and fertilizers. In the industrial packaging sector, Fogla Corp is India’s biggest exporter of sugar bags (25 kg and 50 kg), supplying over 7 million sugar bags per month to sugar companies in Algeria, UAE, India and Europe. The unique selling proposition of its sugar bags is that these are flat-packed, which are suitable for automatic filling stations. Fogla Corp producers 25 million bags a month and over the years, has developed a strong customer base in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Its manufacturing facilities are strategically located on the east and west coasts of India and their certifications include FSSC 22000, ISO 9001:2015 and Halal.
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ION Commodities is a leading provider of commodity management solutions (CMS) to organizations of all sizes. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of innovative solutions that empower businesses operating in the energy, agriculture commodity and environmental certificate markets to adapt, grow and unlock their full potential. For agriculture, ION Commodities digitalizes the complete contract lifecycle for sugar, dairy, grains & oilseeds, biofuels and fertilizers, addressing the entire agriculture value chain from origination, processing and storage to logistics and settlements. With ION’s solutions, customers can forecast, buy, ship, store, sell and settle – all in one place. ION's portfolio includes a suite of best-in-class CTRM solutions such as Agtech, Aspect, TriplePoint, RightAngle and Openlink. For value-added benefits, these solutions can be combined with the company’s complementary solutions – Softmar (vessel chartering), WAM (supply chain optimization) and FEA (trading and risk analytics).
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Kulea is the commodities intelligence platform for Africa and caters to the entire commodities value chain, from traders to banks, insurance companies, manufactures, logistics providers and more. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Kulea has been built in Africa for the world. Kulea also covers the EU and the CIS regions with representative offices in London and Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Kulea is a proven platform for leading companies in the commodities industry, giving them actionable commodity insights, such as real time price and import parity calculations, vessel line-ups and port waiting times, country commodity balance sheets, trade flow mapping, as well as best in class real time commodities trade risk management through its trading tools.
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Marex Solutions, a division of Marex Group plc, was established in 2017. Marex is a diversiﬁed global ﬁnancial services platform providing liquidity, market access and infrastructure services to clients in the energy, commodities and ﬁnancial sectors. Marex Solutions is a specialist producer of tailored OTC derivatives and structured products on equities, commodities, credit, FX, funds, ﬁxed income and digital assets. The Hedging Solutions team within the division helps corporations hedge their risk on the volatility of commodity and currency prices offering a bespoke risk management strategy. This includes OTC bilateral relationships, a large choice of commodity underlyings in agriculture, energy and renewables, metals and currency pairs, access to the full spectrum of risk management solutions from listed look-alikes to tailor-made and innovative payouts under a legal and credit framework. Headquartered in London with 11 locations worldwide, Marex Solutions has over 155 employees across Europe, Asia and the Americas.
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Zeeland Sugar Terminal (ZST), located in North Sea Port in the Netherlands, right on the Belgium border, is one of the most modern sugar terminals in the world. It combines over 130,000 tonnes of bulk storage capacity with four accurate and reliable bagging lines, a loading installation for silo trucks and storage space for container imports. Sugar can be packed in either small or big bags and loaded directly into containers or trucks. Packed sugar can also be re-bulked in its storage silo or directly in a silo truck. Imported sugar can be stored in flat warehouses. The company’s barges and trucks connect Zeeland Sugar Terminal directly with the container ports of Antwerp, Rotterdam and Zeebrugge. AWL, its in-house forwarding division, supports customers with container freight worldwide. ZST is a FSSC 22000 and organic-certified facility supporting full traceable activities for the European sugar industry. Together with its loyal customers and suppliers, ZST continues to focus on innovation, quality and strong partnerships.
The BlockC platform provides an innovative tool that goes beyond the simple calculation of a company’s carbon footprint – it engages the whole value chain of its clients to quantify emissions of greenhouse gases within the client’s value chain, while offering a broad range of decarbonization and off-setting solutions to companies of all sizes. The platform offers five modules that complement one another to guide the client’s journey through the decarbonizing process, using global parameters and metrics related to climate change. These modules are consolidating, calculating and tracking a client’s GHG emissions; calculating GHG emissions within a client’s value chain; allowing for third parties to audit the client's carbon footprint calculations; offering and sourcing of carbon-offset projects that can be used by the client and its ecosystem to neutralize GHG emissions; and providing a tool to measure a client's marginal abatement cost of GHG emissions using science-based targets and commitments. Founded in 2019, BlockC is the result of a long history of trailblazing entrepreneurship in the fields of carbon credit market, environmental assets and development and implementation of renewable energy projects. It operates with carbon credits from various origins, such as clean and renewable energy generation, carbon capture and storage, waste depletion and forest conservation.
ECRUU is a media-monitoring agency for commodity professionals involved in the sugar and ethanol markets. The company’s industry experts search, sort and summarize all the news that is relevant to sugar and ethanol. ECRUU filters out the noise and makes sure you don’t miss the important stuff. Delivery is through either its app or an end-of-day e-mail. Subscribers have access to the company’s searchable news database.
DATAGRO is an independent agricultural consulting company, which produces analyses and primary data for several main agricultural commodities. With over 35 years of experience, it analyzes the sugar, ethanol, energy, oil and by-products, biofuels, corn, soybean, coffee and meat industries and their relations with the economy as a whole. The company concentrates its activities in five offices – Alphaville / São Paulo, Recife, Ribeirão Preto and Santos in Brazil and New York. Through innovative and differentiated analyses, it provides tools for a better understanding of the agricultural markets, adding value to the strategic and commercial positioning of its clients. DATAGRO advises the private sector in market issues and the public sector in initiatives related to energy planning (in ethanol, gasoline and other biofuels), deregulation, integration and commercial disputes in the US-ITC and at the WTO. The company also works on the diversification of the agricultural and energy industries and the development of biofuels in different countries.