Cosun is a modern, future-oriented cooperative, originated in the Netherlands and with the world as its field of activity. We work with thousands of growers, both members and suppliers. We know the enormous potential of plants and know how to convert them into useful solutions for every day. Cosun not only produces vegetable ingredients and food for humans and animals, but also green, biobased solutions and energy.
Cosun Beet Company (food and non-food applications from our sugar beet), Aviko (world player in the field of potato products), SVZ (vegetable and fruit processing), Sensus (soluble dietary fibers) and Duynie (a European player in the value of secondary flows of the food industry) are part of the Cosun concern.
Cosun R&D and Cosun Innovation are an important part of Cosun in this respect and are working together with and for the benefit of the business groups on innovations (of new products and processes) and optimizations (of existing processes and products).
Several concepts, applications and processes are being developed and improved by our colleagues of Cosun R&D and Cosun Innovation (in cooperation with our colleagues of the businessgroups) in our Cosun innovation center in Dinteloord (situated between Breda and Rotterdam).
Our ambition is to make the most value out of the raw material; good for the environment, profitability and meets the social need for responsible products and production methods. Our companies also supply products to the animal feed sector and residual products are used for biogas production.
Cosun was founded more than 110 years ago by Dutch sugar beet growers who joined forces in a cooperative.
The cooperative has around 9,400 members or shareholders and has grown into a company with around 3,500 employees and a group turnover of approximately € 2.2 billion.