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A cooperative sugar group, Tereos processes agricultural raw materials into sugar, alcohol and starch.

Business areas
Sugar beet, sugarcane & cereals
Sugar, starch & alcohol

Value Chain

A high-performing value chain, built on proximity and long-term commitment
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.
Our industrial model is built on quality, flexibility and operational performance
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.
more than 600 individual products for our industrial customers and 6 consumer brands.
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.

The Group

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Our cooperative model
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To help support its cooperative growers in the post-quota era, Tereos was the first group in Europe to guarantee growers a minimum price for their sugar beets and implement measures to bolster the cash flow of their farming businesses.

Tereos has today announced a final price for sugar beets of €28.40/t, 14% higher than the price announced when contracts were signed.

Interview: A solid group
Building stable and lasting relationships
Contributing to safe, healthy and sustainable food
The origins of a French cooperative group