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. 70 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 five departments

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. 65 staff work on sugar, starch and fruit research projects over an area covering approximately 4,000 m².

As part of the expansion of Zuckerforschung Tulln (ZFT) in 2014, AGRANA pooled all its research and innovation activities together. ZFT and the Innovation and Competence Center (ICC), previously in Gleisdorf, Styria (Austria), were brought together under one roof.

The new organisation allows for greater cooperation between the two research groups, which had previously worked mainly independently of each other. The experience of ZFT and ICC have been combined, resulting in the increased exploitation of synergy effects in cross-divisional research, such as clean label, nutritional physiology, sweeteners and flavouring, which affect all divisions. Administration synergies arise from the shared use of libraries, back offices and joint administration as well as the presentation of a standardised image when applying for funding. In addition, the new AGRANA ‘research headquarters’ enables an ideal link to university institutions and their graduates.

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.

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.

ARIC is divided into five 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 Zucker GmbH
  • Moravskoslezské Cukrovary
    A.S.
    (Tschechische Republik)
  • Magyar Cukor ZRT.
    (Ungarn)
  • Slovenské Cukrovary s.r.o.
    (Slowakei)
  • S.C. AGRANA Romania S.A.
    (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: