AB Sugar China’s involvement with China’s sugar industry began in 1995 with a joint venture in a cane sugar plant in Guangxi Province. Through investment and training, the plant’s cane crushing throughput was doubled in eighteen months to 5,000 tonnes per day. Similar achievements have been made in other plants and in agricultural development.
The company now has five cane sugar factories in China. Collectively they are able to produce over 500,000 tonnes of sugar annually. They also produce a number of co-products such as bagasse, molasses, fertilizer and alcohol. The BoQing company also produces around 20,000 tonnes per year of refined white sugar.
In October 2007, AB Sugar China formed a new joint venture, BoTian Sugar Company Limited (“BoTian”), with the Hebei Tian Lu Sugar Group (“Tian Lu”). This JV is headquartered in Harbin in Heilongjiang Province and operates 6 factories with a capacity of around 300,000 tonnes of beet sugar. A seventh beet sugar factory is run by our BoCheng JV.
Plans are being developed to invest in beet growing activities surrounding these mills and to expand the mills to process the additional beet.
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