Nordic Sugar Nykøbing
Nordic Sugar in Nykøbing
The facility at Nykøbing is the only beet sugar factory also to boast refining capacity and a retail packaging unit.
During the production season, called the campaign, and running from end-September to January the sugar factory operates around the clock, seven days a week. In this period, Nordic Sugar Nykøbing receives and processes close to 1,4 million tones of sugar beet which are turned into high-quality sugar and feed products. Around 500 truckloads of beets are delivered to Nykøbing every day of the campaign. The sugar beets are supplied by approx. 600 beet growers.
The facility has a daily processing capacity of 11,800 tonnes of beet.
Annual production in Denmark (2014/15):
- 476,000 tonnes of sugar
Beet-based feed products:
- 120,000 tonnes of unmolassed sugar beet pellets
- 77,000 tonnes of molasses
- 132,000 tonnes of HP-Pulp
Approximately half of the granulated sugar output is sold to the retail market under our Dansukker® brand and the other half to the food industry. In addition, Nordic Sugar Nykøbing manufactures brown sugar and icing sugar. At our Gørlev unit we produce liquid sugar for the non-food industry.
Nordic Sugar Nykøbing employs around 180 people. During the campaign, around 20 seasonal workers also join us. The majority of our employees is engaged in production as machine operators, process operators and service engineers (within electrical maintenance or automation) as well as at the laboratory. Nordic Sugar Nykøbing also operates the drier and silo activities in our Stege, Gørlev and Sakskøbing units.
Staying in top shape
In order to sustain our high level of efficiency at all times, our key activities during the off-season are focused on overhauling and maintaining the production equipment, installing any new facilities as well as on other improvement projects. This is also the time of year when we run further training programmes for our team.
Nykøbing is about 1½ hour drive from Nordic Sugar's headquarters in Copenhagen and Kastrup Airport, offering worldwide connections.