Taiwan Sugar Corporation
Government-owned corporation of Ministry of Economic Affairs (Taiwan); formerly: Limited liability company
|Headquarters||No. 68 Shengchan Rd., East, Tainan, Taiwan|
|Chairman: Chen Chao-yi|
|Divisions||Marketing Business Division|
Hypermarket Business Division
Animal Industry Business Division
Petroleum Business Division
Sugar Business Division
Biotechnology Business Division
Agriculture Business Division
Leisure Business Division
The corporation was established on 1 May 1946 by the Nationalist government after the handover of Taiwan from Japan to Republican China, by merging all of the sugar companies (Dai-Nihon, Taiwan, Meiji, and Ensuiko Sugar Company) during the Japanese era in Taiwan. In the 1950s and 1960s, sugar was one of the major exports of Taiwan; the corporation remains a major land owner today.
Taiwan's sugar trade, which flourished for almost 400 years, is now a sunset industry. The Taiwan Sugar Corporation has diversified its business into tourism, floriculture, biotechnology, and retailing. It also operates a chain of gas stations and invests in Taiwan High Speed Rail. They also have a number of significant overseas investments. In 2020 Taiwan Sugar Corporation announced plans to close its largest pig farm in Vietnam and instead invest NT$10.7 billion (US$369 million) in remodeling and improving their pig farms in Taiwan.
TSC sugar plants
- Shanhua Sugar Factory in Shanhua District, Tainan City
- Huwei Sugar Factory in Huwei Township, Yunlin County
- Siaogang Sugar Refinery in Siaogang District, Kaohsiung City
Taiwan Sugar Corporation has five types of developments — Open Bid Construction, Joint Construction, Community Development, Sugar Factory Fields Development, and Student's Dormitory Development. It also owns the Taiwan Sugar Research Institute.
Taisugar owns 550 km2 (210 sq mi) of land in Taiwan — 370 km2 (140 sq mi) are for agricultural purpose and 120 km2 (46 sq mi) are for contract production.
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