Südzucker AG is engaged in the production and distribution of sugar products. It operates through the following segments: Sugar, Special Products, CropEnergies, and Fruit. The Sugar segment focuses on the production and refinement of sugar and includes the agriculture, animal feed, and beet cultivation divisions. The Special Products segment comprises specialty ingredients for food, feed, pharmaceuticals, and non-food applications as well as deep-frozen, chilled, starch, and special starch products. The CropEnergies segment produces bioethanol for the fuel sector, protein animal feed, and gluten. The Fruit segment engages in fruit preparation and supplies products such as fruit juice concentrates for the beverage, dairy, pastry, and ice cream industry. The company was founded on April 26, 1926 and is headquartered in Mannheim, Germany.