More than 100 years of experience

Both producers and the industry as a whole benefit from our more than 100 years of experience. This experience enables us to find appropriate market solutions for all eventualities that can arise in the transfer of sugar between producers and the wider food and drink industry. In this context, the Zuckerhandelsunion (“Sugar-Trading Union” or ZHU) fulfils an independent intermediary role for both sides. Zuckerhandelsunion GmbH is part of the Boettger Group.

1904

Hugo Boettger became Managing Director of the Praust sugar factory at Danzig (now Gdansk). Several production plants were combined in the “Vereinigte Zuckerfabriken” (the “United Sugar Factories”). The Boettger family obtained the majority of shares in the group.

1934

Dr Wolfgang Boettger joined the commercial management team of the “Vereinigte Zuckerfabriken Danzig”.

1937

The business appointed Dr Wolfgang Boettger as its head and acquired additional production facilities.

1939

The “Hildesheimer Zucker-Vertriebsgesellschaft” (“Hildesheim Sugar Distribution Company”) was founded.

1945

Relations were re-established with sugar-trading firms active within Germany and abroad. The business pioneered the production of its own liquid sugar.

1949

The “Hildesheimer Zucker-Vertriebsgesellschaft” relocated to Braunschweig and changed its name to “Zucker-Vertriebsgesellschaft GmbH” (“Sugar Distribution Company Ltd.”).

1955

Braunschweig-based “Zucker-Vertriebsgesellschaft GmbH” was acquired by the Dr. Boettger Group.

1974

The company cooperated with “Pfeifer & Langen” on the production of liquid sugar from granulated sugar. The Group was expanded with the addition of its own logistics unit, known as “Fernlast”, and its “Artus” warehousing operation.

1993

A subsidiary was set up in the Canary Islands.

2003

The “Cavendish & Harvey Confectionery” company joined the Boettger Group, further strengthening ZHU’s expertise in application areas for sugar.

2008

The “Zuckerhandel Trading Co LLC” was founded in Dubai.

2013

The Boettger Group enhanced its expertise in the sugar arena by acquiring shares in the Nordstemmen and Gross Munzel liquid sugar plants near Hannover.


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