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Read about the development of business at AGRANA in our press releases and other publications.

 

Management of new joint venture YBBSTALER AGRANA JUICE GmbH appointed

Following the closing of the joint venture deal between AGRANA Juice Holding GmbH and Ybbstaler Fruit Austria GmbH, the management team of the new company has now been appointed.

AGRANA harvested record results in 2011|12; Dividend increase to € 3.60 per share

AGRANA, the sugar, starch and fruit products manufacturer, grew revenue by 19% in the 2011|12 financial year to a historic high of € 2,577.6 million. Pre-exceptionals operating profit soared 80.7% to € 232.4 million.

AGRANA: Laying of the foundation stone for a wheat starch plant at the Pischelsdorf site in Lower Austria

AGRANA today laid the foundation stone for a starch plant at the site of its bioethanol plant in Pischelsdorf | Lower Austria.

AGRANA places €110m bonded loan with maturities of five, seven and ten years

For the first time, AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG has successfully placed a bonded loan for over €110 million on the euro capital market.

EU Commission approves joint venture between AGRANA Juice Holding GmbH and Ybbstaler Fruit Austria GmbH

The EU Commission today granted AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG (AGRANA) and RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG (RWA) the green light for the merger of their fruit juice concentrates subsidiaries AGRANA Juice Holding GmbH and Ybbstaler Fruit Austria GmbH to form a joint venture.

AGRANA extends surcharge to cover organic sugar beet

In September 2011, the Austrian sugar producer AGRANA agreed a surcharge for conventionally grown sugar beet with the Austrian Beet Growers’ Association (Die Rübenbauern) due to the higher sales revenues generated with conventional sugar.

E10 launch as a key step towards immediately reducing

In light of the current all-time highs in terms of crude oil and petroleum prices in response to recent political, currency-based and economic developments, AGRANA again emphasises the need to rapidly launch E10 in Austria and highlights that this achievable without delay from a production...

The Sisi spoon as the 2012 Opernball welcome gift for ladies - Berndorf Besteck & Wiener Zucker present the Sisi spoon

The two traditional Austrian companies Berndorf Besteck and Wiener Zucker are bringing an exclusive part of Austrian dining culture to the 2012 Vienna Opernball with the Sisi spoon. The Empress Elisabeth “Sisi” – after whom the spoon is named – was very particular in using it to sprinkle sugar...

AGRANA successfully completes the 2011|12 sugar beet and potato starch campaigns – its longest ever

On 23 January, AGRANA completed the sugar beet campaign at its refinery in Tulln, thereby signalling the successful close of the 2011|12 processing season at all of its facilities. With a duration of up to 135 days, these were the longest campaigns in the history of AGRANA.

AGRANA results for first three quarters of 2011|12 (ended 30 November 2011) – Good business performance continues, with substantial earnings improvement expected for full year

With a very good third quarter for the Group, AGRANA’s international Sugar, Starch and Fruit activities kept up this financial year’s positive trend. Revenue in the first three quarters grew by 20.2% from the prior year’s comparative period, to € 1,952.2 million.