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Guided factory tours

From beet to crystal sugar – in just 12 hours

Take advantage of the opportunity to visit us and see how sugar crystals are produced!

The Nordzucker sugar beet campaign (processing of sugar beet) typically takes place in Europe from September to January. In Australia, the campaign to process sugar cane takes place from July to early December.

In Europe, our factories in Germany, Eastern Europe and Northern Europe operate around the clock, seven days a week for a period of 100 to 120 days to process a total of over five million tonnes of sugar beet. During this busy time, however, our doors are open to curious visitors who now have a unique opportunity to take a guided tour of our factories and see sugar being transformed from beet into crystal sugar.

Update: No guided factory tours during the 2020/2021 campaign due to Covid-19

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there will be no guided factory tours in the Nordzucker Group this year. This decision was taken to protect the health of our employees, our suppliers and any visitors to our factories and to ensure that production can be maintained during the campaign. We appreciate your understanding and hope that we will be able to welcome you again during the next campaign in 2021/2022. We will provide information in this regard in due course.

Request a factory tour

You can find your contact right in the respective plant.

Sugar is incorporated by the sugar beet as an energy storage. In a sugar factory, we release this stored liquid solar energy from the cells and crystallize it into hard sugar crystals.

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