Südzucker AG produces and sells sugar products in Germany, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and internationally. It operates through five segments: Sugar, Special Products, CropEnergies, Starch, and Fruit. The Sugar segment produces and sells sugar, sugar specialty products, glucose syrup, and animal feed to food industry, retailers, and agriculture markets, as well as offers by-products of sugar. The Special Products segment produces functional food ingredients, including dietary fibers, sugar substitutes, sugar, rice starches/flours, and functionalized wheat protein for food, animal feed, non-food, and pharmaceutical industries. This segment also offers frozen and chilled pizzas, pasta, baguette, bread snacks, sauces, and dressings, as well as portion packed foods and non-food products to hotels, caterers, food retailers, and restaurants. The CropEnergies segment produces fuel-grade ethanol, rectified spirits, protein-based food and animal feed, biogenic CO2, and alcohol to oil companies and traders, food, animal feed, beverage, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industries. The Starch segment offers starches, saccharification products, ethanol, and byproducts which includes animal feed and fertilizers to food, paper, textiles, industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, petroleum, and animal feed industries. The Fruit segment produces fruit preparations for the dairy, ice cream, baked goods, and food service industries; and fruit juice concentrates, pure juices, fruit wines, natural aromas, and beverage bases for beverage industry. It is also involved in agricultural and cultivation of products. The company was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in Mannheim, Germany. Südzucker AG operates as a subsidiary of Süddeutsche Zuckerrübenverwertungs-Genossenschaft eG.