EU reform prompts ABF to tighten up British Sugar

14 July, 2006
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Associated British Foods (ABF) is proposing to close British Sugar’s York and Allscott beet sugar factories after the end of the 2006/7 campaign, leaving it with four UK factories.
George Weston, chief executive of ABF, said the move will boost efficiency: “We intend ultimately to produce more sugar from four UK factories than we currently produce from six.”ABF also plans to buy the 83,000 tonnes of additional sugar quota available in the UK as a result of the reform of the EU sugar regime. The news follows the consolidation of British Sugar’s Polish operations into two factories last year and an application to acquire 11,000 tonnes of additional sugar quota available in Poland.

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