Azucarera invests €27 million in the Miranda de Ebro factory to quadruple its sugar production

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Azucarera has already begun the investment of 27 million euros to expand the structure and facilities of the Miranda de Ebro factory, in the province of Burgos, to convert it into a flexible center, capable of producing beet and cane sugar. With this, according to the firm, sugar production will increase in Spain, a deficit country that consumes more than 1.3 Mt and currently produces only half of it. “With this investment, the factory will respond to the increase in beet acreage in the area and will allow us to be closer to our customers ,” explained the CEO of Azucarera, Juan Luis Rivero , who presented this project accompanied by the president of the company. Junta of Castilla y León, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, the mayor of Miranda de Ebro, Aitana Hernando, and the president of the Provincial Council of Burgos, Borja Suárez. The factory expansion, which will be operational in the summer of 2025, will increase the sugar production capacity of the Miranda de Ebro Sugar Factory to 250,000 tons, coming from both the expansion of the beet surface in the area - Miranda beet grinding several provinces of Castilla y León, La Rioja, the Basque Country, Navarra and Aragón -, as well as the sugar cane refining activity, which will allow the center's current production to quadruple.
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