WHO WE ARE
Assukkar is a family-owned business that strives to offer clients top quality products. We do not only have more than 120 years of experience in the cultivation of sugar cane, 60 of those based in the Turrialba area, but we are also committed to keep innovating in order to provide the best product in the market.
WHAT SETS US APART
We have over 120 years of experience. For generations our family has cultivated sugar cane and has been committed to producing top of the line products for both national and international clients.
We have developed and innovated techniques that transform a product that has historically been a staple in traditional Costa Rican culture, to a product that contains qualities and ease of use for consumers around the globe.
To ensure quality we have obtained more than 10 different certifications that comply with organic markets, different quality standards and social and environmental responsibilities.
As a company we are committed to our workers and our community. We have developed programs that not only encourage our employees to grow but help develop and preserve the communities and natural habitats that surround us.
Our story began over a century ago, when our grandparents settled on the outskirts of the Atlantic zone of Costa Rica and began cultivating the best sugarcane.
In this green paradise guarded by the imposing Turrialba Volcano, we found our passion in a small cane mill, which we began to use to manufacture the traditional tapa dulce, a product known in other regions as panela; this was the beginning of a very sweet tradition.
As the years went by, we became more and more specialized in the cultivation and processing of sugarcane, leading us , in the late eighties, to take the leap towards organic crops and stop the manufacture of tapa dulce, in order to produce an organic granulated sweetener, with the highest and most recognized quality.
This is how we went from a small sugar mill to the export of the sweet taste of Costa Rican sugarcane in seventeen countries on four continents. We are very happy to be able to offer you our distinguished product, in its organic and whole version, a product with high nutritional value cultivated with the greatest affection and the best quality by the collaborators of the great Assukkar family.
WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE ARE GOING
HIDDEN IN THE COSTA RICAN MOUNTAINS
We are blessed to be located within the beautiful green mountains on Costa Rica. Not only that but our fields have the advantage of being naturally fertile due to the active Turrialba volcano and the perfect climate of the Caribbean, allowing our sugar cane to thrive and reach the best quality possible.
Costa Rica has some of the best agricultural practices that are sustainable for both the environment and its people.
OUR PRODUCT IS EXPORTED WORLDWIDE
We export to 17 countries on 4 continents and wish to continue exploring new markets. If your country is not in the list, contact us!
To be the world’s leading company in the manufacture of whole and organic sugars.
We are a Costa Rican agro-industrial company that offers whole and organic products derived from sugar cane, delivering the quality required by our clients in a sustainable way with our collaborators, society and the environment.
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