In October 2010, American Sugar Holdings (ASR Group) acquired the EU sugar refining businesses of Tate & Lyle PLC, namely Tate & Lyle Sugars and Sidul.
ASR Group is one of the world’s largest integrated sugar businesses with sugar mills in the United States, Mexico and Belize. ASR Group is the largest sugar refiner in the world with an annual processing capacity of approximately 6 million tonnes.
In Europe, ASR Group owns and operates two sugar refineries in the UK and Portugal, with a total annual processing capacity of 1.5 million tonnes. The company also owns production facilities in the UK. Products are sold under the historic brands of Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s®, Sidul®and Sores®.
In Italy, ASR Group has a joint venture to operate a 0.45 million tonne capacity cane refinery in Brindisi in the south of the country.