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24 June 2019

Joachim Rueger is new Head of Sugar factory in Clauen

Joachim Rüger takes over the management of the Clauen plant with immediate effect. The long-standing manager has many years of experience as a plant manager and most recently held overall responsibility for Safety, Health Environment and Quality (SHEQ) in the Nordzucker Group. He succeeds Elmar Kuhnt, who will once again concentrate fully on managing the plant in Nordstemmen.

Dr. Arend Wittenberg, Head of Production I, explains: "I am delighted that Joachim Rüger, an experienced plant manager from Schladen and Uelzen and a production expert, is ready to take over the management of the Clauen plant. I wish him every success in his endeavor."

"I am very happy to take on this new task since I already know well many of my colleagues. I'm looking forward to an excellent team and to good cooperation," explains Joachim Rüger, the new Head of sugar factory in Clauen.

After the death of Zoltán Tóth in March, Elmar Kuhnt temporarily took over the management of the neighboring plant in Clauen in addition to his responsibility as Head of sugar factory in Nordstemmen. "I would like to expressly thank Elmar Kuhnt for his commitment and energy, because the task has led to a considerable double burden. But I would also like to thank all my colleagues in Clauen who have shown great solidarity over the last few months," said Dr. Arend Wittenberg.

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The Nordzucker Group, based in Braunschweig, Germany, is one of the leading sugar manufacturers in Europe. The Group also processes sugar beet into bioethanol and feed. Sustainability along the entire value chain is a top priority for the company. A total of 3,200 employees and 18 production and refinery facilities across the Group ensure excellent products and services, thus providing a strong foundation for further growth.

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