American Sugar Refining

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American Sugar Refining, Inc.
Industry Food
Founded 1998 (partnership between the Florida Crystals Corporation and the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida)
Headquarters West Palm Beach, Florida
Key people
Luis Fernandez, Co-President, and Antonio L. Contreras, Jr., Co-President[1]

American Sugar Refining, Inc. is a large cane sugar refining company, with a production capacity of 6.5 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of consumer, industrial, food service, and specialty sweetener products. In 2013, it adopted the corporate brand name ASR Group.[2] Its ownership structure is based on a partnership which includes the Fanjul brothers, and is based in Florida.[3]


Across North America, American Sugar Refining owns and operates six sugar refineries as well as specialty sweetener production facilities and a strategic warehousing and distribution system that combine to provide seamless production and delivery of its products to customers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

The refineries are located[4] in

as well as closed refineries in:

American Sugar Refining, Inc. acquired Domino Sugar in 2001, the California and Hawaiian Sugar Company (C&H Sugar) in 2005, Redpath Sugar in 2007, and Tate & Lyle's European sugar operations in 2010.

In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England and Portugal, formerly owned by Tate & Lyle. The company’s products are sold through a brand portfolio that includes the premier sugar brands Domino, C&H, Florida Crystals, Redpath, and Tate & Lyle.

The company is also the majority shareholder of Belize Sugar Industries, the only sugar mill in Belize.

Tate & Lyle refinery plant at Silvertown, London

American Sugar Refining is owned by Florida Crystals Corporation (based in West Palm Beach) and the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida (Belle Glade, Florida).

American Sugar Refining's main competitor in the United States for refined cane sugar is Imperial Sugar.

Lyle's Golden Syrup[edit]

A tin of Lyle's Golden Syrup

American Sugar Refining now produces and sells Lyle's Golden Syrup, a brand of golden syrup. According to a news report, the Guinness Book of Records has concluded that the design of the Lyle's Golden Syrup tin, which has remained almost unchanged since 1885, forms Britain's oldest brand.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ American Sugar Refining (1 July 2010). "American Sugar Refining to Acquire Tate & Lyle's European Sugar Operations". Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  2. ^ Food Business News, American Sugar Refining unveils new brand name: ASR Group, January 2013.
  3. ^ "Our Owners". ASR Group. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  4. ^ American Sugar Refining (1 July 2010). "American Sugar Refining to Acquire Tate & Lyle's European Sugar Operations". Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  5. ^ "The Domino's sugar refinery in Arabi turns 100, with robots". Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  6. ^ "050560 05 00E". Flickr – Photo Sharing!. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Domino Sugars". Universal Hub. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  8. ^ Built 1902 to make Crystal Domino sugar: Michael J. Tyrrell (2004). Boston's Fort Point District. Arcadia Publishing. p. 28. ISBN 0-7385-3533-8.
  9. ^ "Boston City Archives". Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  10. ^ "Domino Sugar Refinery". Flickr – Photo Sharing!. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  11. ^ "BBC NEWS – Business – Sweet success for 'oldest brand'". Retrieved 15 June 2015.

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