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Our businesses

ABF is a diversified group of businesses which enjoy a high degree of autonomy in the running of their operations. They are grouped into five business segments: Sugar; Agriculture; Retail; Grocery; and Ingredients.

Grocery

Sugar

Agriculture

Ingredients

Retail

Grocery

AB World Foods

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AB World Foods manufactures and markets a portfolio of major brands including Patak’s and Blue Dragon with an ambition to create authentic ethnic brands for international distribution.

ACH

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ACH is a significant and diverse speciality food ingredients business operating across North America. Among its market-leading products are Mazola corn oil, Karo corn syrup and the leading corn starch brand, Argo. In Mexico, ACH markets the highly successful Capullo cooking oil and also the shortening brand, Inca.

Allied Bakeries

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Allied Bakeries operates across the UK, producing popular brands such as Burgen, Allinson, Sunblest and Kingsmill. As well as bread, their range includes rolls, pancakes, crumpets, muffins, hot cross buns, wraps and other delicious bakery products.

Allied Mills

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Allied Mills supplies ABF companies and other bakeries with milled flour and semolina, predominantly in the UK.

George Weston Foods

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George Weston Foods produces many of Australia's and New Zealand's favourite brands including Burgen and Tip Top breads, Don deli products and KR Castlemaine meats. Its diversified business also includes large-scale animal feed solutions and flour milling.

Jordans, Dorset, Ryvita

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Ryvita began in 1925, when it developed its original crispbread product. The Ryvita range has been continually expanded to meet changing consumer tastes, and was joined in 2008 by the Jordans cereals business, and in 2014 by Dorset Cereals. With these three strong brands the business continues to pursue its vision of providing healthier products from a healthier countryside.

The Silver Spoon Company

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The Silver Spoon Company has a portfolio of leading UK brands including Silver Spoon, Billington's, Truvia, Nielsen Massey, Allinson, Askeys, Crusha.

Speedibake

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Since opening in 1984, Speedibake has grown to become one of the leading producers of bakery products in the UK with a range of over 600 products.

Twinings

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Twinings has been a major tea business since 1706 and is now an international brand with more than 200 teas sold in over 100 countries throughout the world.

Ovaltine

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Ovaltine's traditional products are largely unchanged from their original recipes but are now consumed in a far broader way throughout the day.

Westmill Foods

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Westmill Foods is one of Europe’s largest specialist food companies, supplying a range of high-quality rice, spices, sauces, edible oils, flour and noodles to the ethnic wholesale trade, cash and carry stores, mainstream food service businesses and the grocery multiples.

Sugar

AB Sugar

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AB Sugar is a world leading sugar business; employing around 40,000 people across 29 plants in ten countries and with a capacity to produce over five million tonnes of sugar and 600 million litres of ethanol each year. Its operations stretch from Europe, to southern Africa and China, encompassing climates suited to both beet and cane, and sited in countries at all stages of economic development. The business also produces a range of co-products across its operations such as bioethanol, animal feed and electricity.

Agriculture

AB Agri

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AB Agri is an established major force in UK agriculture and is increasingly operating on a global scale. It supplies technology-based products to farmers, feed and food manufacturers, processors and retailers. It has facilities in the UK and China and markets products in 70 countries worldwide.

Ingredients

AB Enzymes

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AB Enzymes is an industrial biotech company specialised in enzymes and their applications. Since 1907 we develop, manufacture and supply enzyme preparations for industrial applications worldwide. Our products range from food grade enzymes for baking and beverages, grains and vegetable oil seeds processing, to enzymes for animal feed and technical applications: pulp & paper, textiles and laundry detergents.

AB Mauri

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AB Mauri operates globally in both yeast and bakery ingredient production with 55 plants, a presence in 34 countries and sales in over 90 countries, supporting and enabling the worlds bakers, both large and small, across craft/artisan and industrial.

ABF Ingredients

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ABF Ingredients comprises a family of companies focusing on high value ingredients for food, feed, pharmaceutical and industrial applications; AB Enzymes (enzymes), ABITEC Corp. (specialty lipids and surfactants), Ohly (yeast extracts and seasoning powders), PGP International (extruded ingredients and specialty rice flours) and SPI Pharma (pharmaceutical excipients and antacids).

ABITEC Corporation

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ABITEC is a global manufacturer of a wide range of specialty ingredients for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and industrial markets. ABITEC provides contract and toll manufacturing services and a team of highly technical industry experts to help you better serve the needs of your customers.

Ohly

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Ohly is one of the world’s leading suppliers of yeast extracts, yeast based flavours and specialty powders for the food, fermentation, health and animal feed markets globally. Products include yeast extracts, inactive dry yeast, special vitamin yeast, yeast cell wall derivatives, probiotic yeast and autolyzed yeast, based on bakers, torula and wine yeast, specialty powders and starter cultures.

PGP International

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PGP International specialises in developing a wide range of extruded ingredients including cereal and protein crisps as well as an assortment of high quality rice based flours and blends in addition to gluten free products.

SPI Pharma

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SPI Pharma provides the innovative solutions our global pharmaceutical and nutritional customers need to succeed. We help to solve the most challenging formulation problems- efficiently, cost-effectively, and with a focus on service. Our product lines include Antacid Actives, Excipients, Drug Delivery Systems, Taste-Masking, Vaccine Adjuvants and Drug Development Services.

Retail

Primark

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Primark is a highly successful retail group in the value fashion sector with over 315 stores in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, France, Italy and the US.

Fact sheet
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Global manufacturing
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The group has significant businesses worldwide.

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