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Südzucker AG: Fewer repairs thanks to DEPAC mechanical seals

Südzucker AG is the world's largest sugar producer. Sugar, sugar specialities and animal feeds for the food industry, trade and agriculture are manufactured in more than 29 sugar factories and two refineries worldwide. Südzucker runs highly-efficient and economically sophisticated production plants at the Zeitz Works near Leipzig.

With more than 18,000 employees, Südzucker AG is one of the world's largest sugar producers and one of the largest foodstuffs companies in Germany. The company has a total sugar beet cultivation area of 385,000 hectares. More than 4.7 million tonnes of sugar are produced annually.

Uncomplicated maintenance

DEPAC mechanical seals have been in use in the new wheat starch system right from the start. Almost all the units were equipped with only three different seal designs. The result: a continual reduction in repair times. Through standardisation it was possible to reduce the warehousing costs to a minimum right from the start. The use of repair kits allows the plant operator to repair even rare seals on site and without special tools.