About ARIC

About the company

The AGRANA Research & Innovation Center (ARIC) is the AGRANA Group’s central research and development company. ARIC is managed as an independent company and is a wholly owned subsidiary of AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG. 85 staff work on sugar, starch and fruit research projects over an area covering approximately 4,000 m².

AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

Aim and area of responsibility of AGRANA Research & Innovation Center

INNOVATIONS

ARIC’s aim is to secure and actively shape the company’s success in the future through innovations. These innovations may be product innovations or innovations related to our processes and production technology.

CONSULTATION

  • Assisting with agricultural issues such as variety trials, soil analysis and beet analysis
  • Improving existing production processes for the processing and modification of sustainable resources
  • Application tests for clients from the food and technical sectors

SERVICES

Furthermore, ARIC also makes its specialised R&D expertise available to third parties and acts as a state-accredited laboratory for sugar beet quality testing. The company is a national and international provider of research & development and other related services in the fields of sugar technology, food technology, starch technology, microbiology, biotechnology and fruit, and is divided into five departments.

PRODUCTION

  • Improving existing production processes for the processing and modification of sustainable resources
  • Testing and developing new or alternative production processes for the processing and modification of sustainable resources

ORGANIZATION CHART

ARIC is divided into six departments

Corporate structure

AGRANA Research & Innovation Center GmbH (ARIC) is the AGRANA research and development company for starch, bioethanol, sugar and fruit.

Shareholder Structure

Integration into the AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG

Fruit segmentAGRANA Internationale
Verwaltungs- und Asset-
Management GMBH
  • AGRANA Fruit S.A.S.
    (Frankreich)
  • AUSTRIA JUICE GmbH
    (Österreich)
Starch segmentAGRANA Stärke GmbH
  • S.C.A.G.F.D. Tandarei S.R.L.
    (Rumänien)
  • HUNGRANA KFT.
    (Ungarn)
Sugar segmentAGRANA Sales & Marketing GmbH
  • AGRANA Zucker GmbH
    (Austria)
  • Moravskoslezské Cukrovary
    A.S.
    (Tschechische Republik)
  • Magyar Cukor ZRT.
    (Ungarn)
  • Slovenské Cukrovary s.r.o.
    (Slowakei)
  • S.C. AGRANA Romania S.R.L.
    (Rumänien)
  • AGRANA BiH Holding
    GmbH
    (Bosnien und Herzegowina)
Research &
Development
AGRANA Research &
Innovation Center GmbH
(Österreich)

AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG holds the shares in the following subsidiaries, which in turn manage the various international subsidiaries: