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Booker Tate Ltd

Booker plc and Tate & Lyle plc, two major international food production and trading companies with a combined history of over 400 years, merged their agro-industrial and project management businesses in 1988 to create a jointly owned company, Booker Tate Limited. In October 2004, Tsb Sugar acquired Booker Tate which is now a subsidiary of Tsb Sugar International.

Based in Thame in the UK with a subsidiary, PT Booker Tate Indonesia, based in Jakarta, Indonesia, the mainstream business of Booker Tate is the provision of development, management and technical services to the international sugar industry. Although Booker Tate has provided services to a broad range of agribusiness companies in the past, the present focus of its activities is on sugar producing companies and this has been the dominant activity in the company's substantial history.

Booker Tate employs over 50 permanent staff members, including a core of head office-based specialists. The total establishment includes project and corporate managers, agronomists, agricultural engineers, irrigation and civil engineers, factory engineers (mechanical, electrical, chemical and instrumentation), sugar technologists, human resources and training specialists, accountants, financial analysts, economists and information technology specialists.

In addition, Booker Tate is able to draw on a wide network of specialists throughout the sugarcane producing world.

Booker Tate has recently worked in Angola, Belize, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland and Uganda.

Recently, Booker Tate has been involved in:

The operation of a number of technical, corporate, operational and project management contract with sugar, ethanol and agribusiness companies around the world:
Taking responsibility for the agricultural development of one of the first cane to ethanol projects in Peru:
Introducing modern sugarcane farming to Peru, including mechanised planting and harvesting and the use of GPS guidance to maintain physical aspects of soil health
Management of two of the world's largest sub-surface drip irrigated sugarcane projects
Project Managing the major expansion of two sugar refineries, and continuing to provide project management and engineering services to the largest sugar company in the Middle East and to one of the largest sugar refineries in the world
Booker Tate also continues to work elsewhere generating further experience of developing and operating sugar and other agricultural projects, including poultry, coffee and crocodiles, in a wide range of agro-climatic, economic, social and political conditions around the globe.

Tsb Sugar , Booker Tate's parent company, produces around 600,000 tonnes of sugar per year at its three sugar mills in South Africa.

Booker Tate Limited
Masters Court
Church Road
Thame, OX9 3FA
Tel +44 (0) 1844 251000
Fax +44 (0) 1844 251020

PT Booker Tate Indonesia
S. Widjojo Building
2nd Floor
JL Jend Sudirman 71
Jakarta 12190 INDONESIA
Tel +6221 525 6515
Fax +6221 525 6517
Email Sjahril Thalib :

Tsb Sugar International
P O Box 47, Malalane 1320
Tel +27 13 791 1000
Fax +27 13 790 0769

Sugar Agribusiness Services development, management