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Overview

Tereos, the third largest sugar producer in the world, the largest in France and the second largest in Brazil, transforms raw agricultural materials into sugar, alcohol and starch.

With firm roots in the territories in which it operates, Tereos unites 12,000 cooperative partners around one shared long-term vision: adding value to agricultural production and offering high-quality food products.

Tereos welcomes global change and the opportunities it offers, and is developing new outlets for agricultural production, contributing to the improvement of agricultural practices, and optimizing its industrial processes. We are convinced that the agricultural sector will be able to meet the challenge of feeding the world’s population both now and in the future.

Value Chain

Producing
A high-performing value chain, built on proximity and long-term commitment
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Producing
Over the past 20 years, major changes have taken place in agriculture and agricultural products. These include the deregulation of agricultural policy, the opening up of the markets, the globalization of trade and consumer trends, and increasing environmental and social concerns. As a result of these changes, the environment in which we are operating is more open and more volatile. For a long time now, Tereos has been preparing for these changes by expanding internationally and diversifying its business activities. Our first-stage agricultural processing activities require close proximity. This means geographical proximity, of course, but it also means an ability to consider the interests of the sector as a whole at the highest level and in the long-term. Wherever we operate, our ability to reconcile agricultural interests with industrial interests and our commitment to the continuous development of the whole sector count among our core strengths and most fundamental goals.
Processing
Our industrial model is built on quality, flexibility and operational performance
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Processing
Tereos operates 42 industrial facilities in 12 countries. The quality of our production facilities, their flexibility - which enables them to match production to demand and market changes - and their operational performance are fundamental to Tereos’ industrial model. Tereos is recognized globally for its expertise and holds leading positions in each of the European or worldwide markets in which it operates. Through continuous improvement of its processes, innovation, and the adaptation of its industrial facilities, Tereos is always on the lookout for new outlets, so that it can harness the full potential of agricultural raw materials and meet changing demands. Therefore,, alongside its key products - sugar and sweeteners, starch, alcohol, and ethanol - the Group offers a wide range of by-products.
Marketing
more than 600 individual products for our industrial customers and 6 consumer brands.
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Marketing
Tereos distributes sugar for the public market through its long-standing and well-recognized local consumer brands: Béghin Say, La Perruche, Blonvilliers and Ligne Sucre & Stévia in France, Guarani in Brazil, TTD in the Czech Republic and Bourbon in Réunion. Tereos also supplies its industrial customers with more than 400 additional products, meeting the needs of a wide range of business sectors, such as the food industry (human and animal), and the pharmaceutical, perfume, paper, chemical and energy industries. Tereos is a forward-looking company and endeavors to anticipate changes in the market and in dietary habits, energy, and environmental trends, in order satisfy its customers’ expectations. With operations on four continents, Tereos can also help its customers expand internationally, by ensuring that they are supplied with products and services of consistently high quality.

Key figures

Sugar
3,9 Mt
n°5 worldwide, n°1 in France, n°2 in Brazil
€4.3 billion
turnover
24,000
employees
12,000
cooperative partners
Alcohol
1,9 Mm³
n°1 in Europe
Starch products
2,1 Mt
n°3 in Europe
1 million
hectares developed

Our facilities

43 industrial facilities in 12 countries
Europe

operations in 7 countries

  • France
  • Belgium
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Czech Republic
  • United Kingdom
  • Romania

27 factories

  • Sugar factories
  • Distilleries
  • Starch factories
Latin America

operations in 1 country

  • Brazil

8 factories

  • Sugar factories
  • Distilleries
  • Starch factories
  • Cogeneration
Indian Ocean

operations in 3 countries

  • La Réunion (France)
  • Mozambique
  • Tanzania

5 factories

  • Sugar factories
  • Cogeneration
Asia

operations in 2 countries

  • China
  • Indonesia

3 factories

  • Starch factories

Our consumer brands

Tereos distributes sugar to the public market through its long-standing and well-recognized local consumer brands.

Béghin Say
This is the Group’s flagship brand, and the best known on the French market. With 47 products, it offers the widest range in France. The Group is also represented on the French market by Blonvilliers and La Perruche.
Guarani
Sugars for the consumer and industrial markets are marketed in Brazil under the Guarani brand.
Bourbon Sugar Factories
The consumer brand for sugar products in Réunion.
TTD
TTD products are marketed under the TTD brand in the Czech Republic.
Ligne Sucre et Stévia
Marketed by Béghin-Say, this brand combines sugar, for its great taste, with extracts of stevia, which are 100% natural and calorie-free.
La Perruche
La Perruche has been providing the full flavor and character of authentic, 100% pure-cane sugar since 1890.