About us

AGRANA – an overview

AGRANA is an internationally-oriented Austrian industrial company. We add value to agricultural commodities to create industrial products for downstream industries. AGRANA represents top product quality, optimal services as well as innovative ideas and expertise in terms of product development – products and services appreciated by our customers around the world, whether global or regional players.


Employees


Total Revenue


Production sites

8.700

€ ~2.6 billion

58

Business Segments

Business segments

We add value to agricultural commodities to create a wide range of industrial products. Our three business segments, Fruit, Starch and Sugar, supply both local producers as well as international groups, particularly in the food industry.

Fruit

World market leader in the production of fruit preparations and top producer of fruit juice concentrates in Europe

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STARCH

Major manufacturer of customer-specific starch products and bioethanol in Europe

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Sugar

Leading sugar supplier in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe

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Vision & Values

Vision & Values

At AGRANA, we all share one vision - to be the quality leader in terms of adding value to agricultural commodities to make outstanding fruit, starch and sugar products. We guarantee our customers both the traceability of source materials back to their origins as well as their availability and quality, e.g. GMO-free or organic. We offer our customers optimal solutions for food and industrial products.

StrateGy

Strategy

By means of growth, efficiency and sustainable business practices, we are constantly boosting the company’s value added. AGRANA regards sustainable business practices to be consistent with commercial, ecological and social responsibility along the entire value-added chain

 

Service to the market &
Customer-orientation

Service to the market

We add value to agricultural commodities in order to produce high quality foodstuffs, animal feeds and organic fertilisers as well as technical and intermediary products for industrial applications. Important cornerstones here are long-term and partnershiporiented customer and supplier relationships.

Customer-orientation

We offer products and services that fully meet the needs and expectations of our customers. We aim to differentiate ourselves from competitors by means of high product quality, outstanding service level, innovative ideas as well as ecological and social responsibility which is reflected in our actions. We are creative, flexible, dedicated and always looking for new markets for our products. Our innovative power and research and development work, together with our new products launches tailored to customer requirements, drive our leadership in the marketplace.

OrganiZation

Organization

Our organisation is based on earnings-oriented operational subsidiaries in the Sugar, Starch and Fruit segments. These are overseen by a holding Company which undertakes the centralised management of the entire Group and provides support by means of an effective communications network aimed at ensuring a regular exchange of information and the tapping of synergies.

FinanCE

Finance

Profit constitutes the basis for the economic sustainability of our enterprise’s activities. We ensure AGRA NA’s sustainable increase in enterprise value and the ability to distribute dividends to shareholders through continued growth and consistent improvement in productivity, as well as through “profitizing” – the constant striving to increase profits and optimise our business processes and structures in all our operating companies. We seek to diversify risks to our business to achieve a well-balanced global business portfolio. Optimising our value added is a cornerstone in our efforts to provide continual increases in the enterprise value of AGRANA

Management &
Staff

Management & staff

We are a multinational Group of companies. We are united by integrity, dedication and social awareness. We promote the exchange of information, communication, training and continuous staff development. We encourage our workforce to think and act responsibly and entrepreneurially. Each member of staff accepts responsibility for his or her own continuing development. Management ensures that all employees have the opportunities and support necessary for this purpose. Our staff development activities form an integral part of our strategic objectives. Every employee has an important part to play in our company that requires full commitment and that challenges his or her abilities and expertise anew every day. Our style of work and leadership is founded on cooperation and trust. Flexibility and teamwork are fundamental to our organizational structures and interpersonal relationships. Management is paid on the basis of performance.

The Environment

The environment

Our actions and decisions are taken with respect for nature and the environment. Our products are sourced from natural origins, developed and produced on the basis of the latest ecologically sensitive processes, which are low-emission and efficient, and are also biodegradable and environmentally friendly. AGRANA aims to rely on a closed economic cycle which ensures that the agricultural commodities used are recycled to an extent of nearly 100%. The health and safety of the workforce are a key priority of our operational policies and procedures.

Product Safety

Product safety

Our strict, certified manufacturing standards guarantee the safety of our products for our customers. We focus on continually improving the quality and hygiene standards of the foodstuffs and animal feeds we make. As a commitment to our customers, we strive for full traceability of our products back to their natural sources.

Public Relations &
transparency

Public relations & transparency

We aim to appropriately take into account the interests of the society, in general, and our shareholders, in particular, our workforce, the media, our partners in the marketplace and the general public informed about our goals, activities and results. We strive to maintain our high level of transparency regarding all important innovations and developments

Quality Mission Statement

Our Quality Mission Statement

WE ENRICH PEOPLE’S LIVES BY ADDING VALUE TO NATURE’S GIFTS

Ultimate aim of the AGRANA Quality Mission is to assure that our products meet the needs of our customers and that our foodstuffs and feedstuffs are safe for consumption. This goal requires the implementation of quality management systems based on the following principles and Elements.

Management &
Staff

Commitment of Top Management

AGRANA’s top management commits to the principles defined in this quality mission statement. Top Management provides necessary human and financial resources to implement these quality principles in the company and to assure the effectiveness of the quality management system. Top management promotes awareness of the business processes and their interactions as well as the concept of risk-based thinking. AGRANA aims to act economically, environmentally and socially sustainable along the entire value chain.

Internal Acceptance of the System

Every employee of the AGRANA Group must understand and actively support AGRANA´s Quality Management System to ensure and enhance the quality of our products and services for the benefit of our customers. We are aware of our responsibility and of the part we play in ensuring consistently high product quality. We are all responsible for controlling and improving the quality of processes.

 

Expertise &
improvement

Knowledge and Expertise

To perform our processes we aim to maintain, document  and convey the required knowledge accordingly and we strive to acquire required additional knowledge. We ensure the expertise of our employees on the basis of education and training

 






 

Continuous improvement

Decisions are based on analysis and evaluation of data and information.

A structured and systematic approach is applied to secure the basis for continuous improvement. Tools we use are:

  • results of internal and external audits
  • complaint management
  • feedback of our personnel
  • review of our HACCP system
  • review of our energy management system
  • setting of KPIs and EnPI`s
  • management reviews
 

 

Customer Orientation &
Stakeholder

Customer Orientation

Our products and processes are designed to fulfill the customers´ requirements and to thus ensure their satisfaction. Our performance is measured on a regular basis by performing customer satisfaction surveys. We guarantee a fast, solid, and systematic service and complaint management.

Stakeholder

Our focus is to understand relevant requirements and needs of our stakeholders such as customers, owners/shareholders, employees, suppliers, partners and society at changing environmental conditions.

 

Product Safety &
Risk- and Crisis Management

Product Safety

We have to be reliable in the risk assessment of known and potential dangers in all our products, processes and services along the entire value chain and we have to take relevant measures to prevent and avoid. For this we use spezific HACCP-concepts, which in particular, emphasize early error detection and error prevention and therefore make the continuous improvement of product development, procurement, manufacturing and logistics processes possible.

Risk- and Crisis Management

We identify, evaluate and treat risks and opportunities of our organization in the context of our risk management. A crisis management plan exists to ensure fast and accurate reaction to situations that may have severe impact on our stakeholders. This plan is designed to protect both our own brand name as well as the brands of our customers.

 

Quality Standards &
Energy Management

Quality Management Standards

Our products are manufactured taking into account all applicable legal standards, including food-, feed-, and drug regulations and the relevant statutory instruments. Our quality management system is based on ISO 9001 supplemented by requirements of relevant product-quality and product-safety standards.

Energy Management

As an energy intensive refiner of agricultural raw materials, we strive, as part of an ongoing process, to optimize our energy consumption and energy efficiency. To achieve these objectives, we integrate an energy management system into our existing quality management system based on the ISO 50001 standard or energy information systems adapted to national requirements. We ensure that the necessary financial and structural requirements be allocated and that relevant legal requirements and other obligations be appropriately fulfilled. Additionally, we strive to acquire energy efficient products and services capable of improving our energy related performance.

 

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International contacts

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