Our shareholders and partners


As a sales subsidiary of the cooperative group Cristal Union and Lesaffre Frères, Cristalco showcases and market their products. Over the years, Cristalco has developed new supply chains to satisfy its clients’ needs while diversifying at the same time, as with the incorporation of the France Alcools business activities, those of Eridania in Italy, and the acquisition of a stake in Stevia Natura. Cristalco has forged its position as a European leader in the sugar, alcohol and bioethanol markets through an extensive history of partnerships in France and across the globe.

Our sales history

With more than 50 years of sales activity since the founding of Sucre Union (which became Cristalco in 2009), today’s company is an international force that enjoys several business organisations, principally in Europe.

Creation of Sucre Union
Creation of Eurosugar
Sucre Union becomes Cristalco
Merger with the companies France Alcools and Ethanol Union
Creation of Cristalco Suisse with Salco
Creation of Cristal Hellenic with Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A.
Cristalco acquires 70% of the capital of d’Eridania (Italy)
Renewal of the partnership with the Mauricius Sugar Syndicate (Mauritius)

Our industrial history

Our industrial history begins in 2000 with the creation of the Cristal Union sugar beet cooperative. Over the years, Cristalco has grown by choosing key buyouts and partnerships in alcohol, sugar and Stevia.

Creation of Cristal Union with the merger of beet agricultural cooperatives (sugar factory and distillery)
Creation of Cristanol
Acquisition of the Vermandoise group
Cristal Union takes a stake in the Sucrerie de Gardel in Guadeloupe
Acquisition of 50% of the SRBrindisi refinery (Italy)
Operations begin at the Ouled Moussa refinery (Algeria), in partnership with the LaBelle group
Cristal Union’s first experiments in organic beet cultivation
Cristalco takes control of Stevia Natura, in partnership with the Mane Group and Lavollée-Firmalis
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