A leader in the African sugar industry
Alteo produces and refines sugar for a variety of markets. We are the largest sugar producer in Mauritius and have substantial sugar operations in Kenya and Tanzania.
hectares of land under cane cultivation across the African continent
tonnes of raw sugar*
tonnes of refined sugar*
tonnes of special sugar*
* produced by our factories in 2019
How We Work
Alteo takes an innovative approach to manufacturing sugar, investing heavily in mechanisation and in improving the efficiency of our cane growing, harvesting, milling and refining activities. Our aim is to increase our production of raw and refined sugars while improving our processes and developing innovative new products.
- We’re increasingly moving into the production and distribution of higher-value specialty sugars, such as Demerara and Muscovado.
- We also create value from sugarcane by-products by producing energy from biomass such as bagasse and cane trash. This energy powers our factories and is exported to the national grids.
- We invest in sugar growth markets, particularly in East Africa.
Our Mauritian sugar operations consist of growing, milling and refining. Most of the sugar we produce is exported.More
Alteo’s Kenyan sugar business produces and mills sugar for the Kenyan market. It also sells by-products such as sugar molasses and bagasse briquettes, which are used as fuel.More