Zambia

Zambia Sugar Plc is the group’s second largest sugar producer following a major agricultural and factory expansion project completed in 2009, which increased total annual sugar production capacity from around 200 000 tons to 450 000 tons. The company is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange with 76% of shares held by the Illovo group and the balance by institutional and private investors. As the country’s leading sugar producer, located in the south-western region of the country alongside the Kafue River, it cultivates sugar cane and manufactures Vitamin A-enriched raw and refined sugar under the Whitespoon brand name for local consumer markets and industrial customers. With increased sugar availability following the expansion project, sales to preferential markets in the EU and into surrounding African countries have risen significantly. The company also produces speciality sugars for export to the EU and syrup for local consumer markets.

Business Profile

  • Corporate office situated in Lusaka
  • Cane estates and sugar factory at Nakambala – South-western Zambia
  • Zambia Sugar plc, listed on Lusaka Stock Exchange
  • One agricultural estate; largest capacity factory in Illovo group; one refinery
  • Produces raw and refined sugar, speciality sugars and syrup
  • Internal electricity generation
  • 1 873 permanent employees
  • 4 171 seasonal agricultural workers at peak periods

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