About Cosun

Royal Cosun is a leading agricultural cooperative that has created high-quality plant-based products since 1899. Together with our partners, we unlock the full potential of plants to create smart sustainable solutions for current and future generations.

We produce food, food ingredients, animal feed, biobased ingredients and green energy. In doing so, we help mitigate the effects of climate change and stimulate a sustainable lifestyle.

We work with suppliers and growers throughout Europe, Asia and North America and have more than 4,000 employees. The business groups Aviko, Cosun Beet Company, Duynie Group, Sensus and SVZ are subsidiaries of Cosun. Together we achieved an annual turnover of more than 2.3 billion euros in 2021.

Annual Report 2021
About Cosun

Purpose

We aim to unlock the full potential of plants and create smart and sustainable solutions for current and future generations.

The world is changing and we firmly believe that our products have the power to boost well-being. Our goal is to get the most out of plants.

We work hard every day to secure a plant-based future in which do not deplete our natural resources. This is because plant-based innovations are infinite and circular. We collaborate with our growers and other innovative partners in the chain. And we plan to expand these innovative partnerships in the future.

Purpose
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Our history

Our history

Our business

Together with our business groups, we work hard every day to secure a sustainable future. We create smart, plant-based solutions for current and future generations in a circular and transparent way.
Our business

Aviko

Aviko specialises in fresh, frozen and dried potato products. It ranks among the top four largest potato processors in the world and produces fries, potato specialities, grains, appetisers and potato granules and flakes for the retail, food service and food industries. Aviko employs more than 2,500 people at thirteen production locations in Europe and China and operates in 110 countries around the world.

Aviko | Tasty and easy potato recipes
Aviko

Cosun Beet Company

Cosun Beet Company is one of the most efficient sugar beet processers in Europe. All components of the sugar beet are utilised in a zero-waste process. In addition to sugar and sugar specialties, the company also produces animal feed, plant-based proteins and biobased raw materials. Cosun Beet Company develops innovative, green and successful applications using sugar beets.

Cosun Beet Company | Efficient sugar beet processor
Cosun Beet Company

Cosun Biobased Experts

Emerging business unit Cosun Biobased Experts produces and markets multifunctional biobased ingredients and creates added value using Cosun’s plant-based raw materials. The ingredients are used in cleaning products, personal care products, water treatment processes and other industrial applications. With the development and production of biobased ingredients, Cosun Biobased Experts aims to contribute to the transition from petrochemical ingredients to plant-based ingredients.

Cosun Biobased | Functional plant ingredients

Cosun Protein

Cosun Protein, a new emerging business unit, creates delicious, highly soluble vegetable proteins that are ideally suited for a wide range of food and beverage applications. By developing and producing high-quality protein ingredients, Cosun Protein aims to encourage and accelerate a climate-friendly shift from animal proteins to plant-based proteins.

Cosun Protein | Innovation in plant-based proteins

Duynie Group

Duynie Group is Europe's largest processor of co-products released in the food, beverage and biofuel industry. By processing co-products into new products, services and applications, Duynie Group creates added value for suppliers, customer and the environment.

Duynie Group | Expert in processing co-products
Duynie Group

Sensus

Sensus produces the innovative ingredients inulin and oligofructose, which are naturally present in chicory root. These prebiotic fibres have a positive effect on gut microbiota and are used to enrich fibre or replace sugar or fat. The ingredients are used in bread, dairy products, baby formula, breakfast cereals, nutritional supplements and bars. Sensus has branches in Europe, North America and Asia and works with partners in more than 45 countries.

Sensus | Fibers for healthy and tasty food
Sensus

SVZ

With more than 150 years of experience in the agro-supply chain, SVZ is an industry leader in high-quality and nutritious fruit and vegetable ingredients. SVZ is the foremost global supplier for food and beverage manufacturers. Together with its farmers, customers, suppliers and employees around the world, SVZ is committed to delivering sustainable, natural ingredients and creating a better and greener world.

SVZ | Fruit & vegetable ingredients
SVZ