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Staple products

sugar and other products by Hellenic Sugar IndustryThe staple product of the company is the white crystallic sugar, STANDARD quality (EU category II), produced out of processing sugarbeets.

The HELLENIC SUGAR INDUSTRY S.A. processes more than 1.500.000 tons of sugarbeets yearly and is capable of producing more than 158.000 tons of sugar, in order to cover the total of domestic consumption. To this effect, the company is in close cooperation with about 5.000 beet growers from Central Greece up to Eastern Macedonia and Thrace.

The harvesting period, known as the “campaign” amongst farmers, takes place between August and December and it lasts, on average, 80 days. The entire quantity of sugar is produced in the following three factories of the company: Platy, Serres and Orestias. The liquid wastes produced are cleaned at special installations and the slime accrued from the wastes is being used for land reformation.

The sugar is delivered to our customers in bulk, mainly for industrial use. It is being transported to the customers by privately owned tank-flour transport or by cooperative carriers. It is also packed in big bags of 1.000 kilos, in paper-bags of 50 and 25 kilos as well as in minor packets of 1 kilo and in sticks with attractive appearance.



The main by-products accrued from sugar production are molasses and beets remnants.



The molasses contains about 50% sugar and is being used as a sub-stratum of fermentation procedures to produce alcohol, nourishment yeasts or cattle feed, citric acid, glutamic acid, enzymes (lycine) as well as for admixture in cattle feed.

Analytical Details of Molasses


78 - 80 %


44 - 48 %

Total Sugar %

48 - 52 %

Invert Sugar

0,150 - 0,500 %


7,2 - 8,5


12 - 14 %


1,38 - 1,42 gr/cm3

Source:Technical Department

Fresh pulp

The product accrued from the "recent bits" of the beets, after removal of the sugar contained, is called "diffused bits". The "diffused bits" are pressurized in order to remove the sole portion of water and sugar contained and the emerging product is called fresh pulp and sold as cattle feed.


Dry pulp

One part of the fresh pulp is not made available directly for cattlefeed but, after molasses making, is directed for drying into driers. The product accrued from drying is called sugar-pie or dry pulp and forms a first-rate cattle feed. In the market it is disposed as produced or in the form of compressed bits like PELLETS.

Analytical Details of Sugar Beet Dried Pulp Pellets


9 - 14 %

Dry Matter

88 - 91 %


4 - 9 %

Crude fiber

18 - 25 %

Crude Protein

8 - 13 %

Nitrogen free organic matter

70 - 80 %


6 - 11 %

Source:Technical Department

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