The idea to establish a sugar industry in Sudan first emerged during 1930s when Boxol British Company sent the Italian expert, Malsos to Mangla to explore the possibility of establishing a sugar cane factory in Sudan. Sudan was at that time under the British rule. Sugar cane was planted at Gaili, Medani , Kamleen Singa , Jebal Mara & some other areas at that time. However, sugar was in food industry as it is the case today. There was a factory for sugar cane syrup in Khartoum North belonging to the Middle East Agricultural Company.
In early 1959 the Swiss expert Prof. Fredrick Roan was deputed to study whether sugar industry is feasible in Sudan. In 1960 the foundation stone for Guneid Sugar Factory was laid by Major General Mohammad Ahmad Irwa on behalf of President Abboud. The season of trial Production of Guneid Sugar Factory started in March 1962.
Sudanese Sugar Co. Ltd
Since 1992 Sudanese Sugar Company is regarded one of vital economic pillars in the country, and one of the successful public sector companies operating in accordance with the Law of Companies of 1925. Sudanese sugar companies have seen radical changes and have achieved high efficiency figures.