Following on from the sale of some 80,000 tonnes across three cargoes of raw sugar to Japanese trading company Toyota Tsusho in the past year, Sunshine Sugar last week hosted another visit from the Japanese buyer.
The party visited both the Condong and Harwood Mills and the Harwood Refinery, as well as taking in a farm tour at Broadwater and a BBQ lunch with local farmers.
Sunshine Sugar Chief Executive Officer, Mr Chris Connors commented; “Japan has very strict import restrictions on the quality of the raw sugar they import. The strong relationship we have forged with the Toyota Tsusho team has been built on our ability to consistently deliver a quality product that meets their requirements.”
One of the key differences in dealing with Toyota Tsusho compared to most other sugar traders is that they are very interested in what happens in every stage of the production cycle, and have always been keen to meet with all stakeholders in the sugar production process, including our growers.
Sunshine Sugar is able to demonstrate a quality and sustainability program to world standards throughout the full production chain with our growers, our milling and our refinery all 100% Bonsucro certified.
Mr Connors stated; “We have every expectation of continuing the strong relationship we have with Toyota and are currently negotiating our first export cargo from the 2017 crushing season.”
Toyota Tsusho is the trading arm of the global Toyota Corporation and provides Australian sugar to Japan’s largest sugar refiner.