Our people

The story of Raffinerie Tirlemontoise is one of rich traditions and successful innovations, a story of passion, major achievements, entrepreneurship, self-reflection, commitment and team spirit. In short: a story of people. It isn’t a fairy tale, but a unique and powerful reality in which manual workers, employees and management strive towards the same goal: together we are stronger through sugar!

Rt Ts Onze Mensen

Breeding-ground for talent

Raffinerie Tirlemontoise is active in Flanders and Wallonia and employs 570 talented people: 310 manual workers and 260 employees. 570 talented individuals each with their own character and a passion for sugar! We are also constantly on the lookout for new talent, talent that will be given the opportunity to grow in an international context, with a financially sound Belgian brand, talent that will be given the freedom to make the difference between quality and high quality in a socially responsible manner, within a dynamic and rapidly expanding sector.

Attractive career opportunities

What do we offer? A challenging work environment within the Südzucker Group, the largest sugar group in Europe. Here are just some of the benefits of working for us: 

  • varied job responsibilities;
  • extensive networking possibilities;
  • internal mobility and possibilities for career development;
  • international opportunities;
  • broad range of training courses;
  • excellent work-life balance.

Working on the future

Raffinerie Tirlemontoise is not only driven by enthusiasm for its employees. We also invest a lot in our colleagues of the future. Each year we welcome 10,000 visitors during the beet campaign and we support a large number of trainees. In addition, we share our knowledge with future graduates and sponsor numerous sporting events, thus contributing to a healthy mind in a healthy body. 

The development of innovative food products means we are continually investing in the people of today and tomorrow. This is what makes Raffinerie Tirlemontoise is so much more than the world renowned sugar cube!

Colleagues 'In the Picture'

In the small movie below, some colleagues tell about their work (pleasure) and experiences at Raffinerie Tirlemontoise. 

This movie is part of the series 'In the Picture, produced by Fevia, the Federation of the Belgian Food Industry.

Knockaert Nathalie

What started as a challenge, became the job of my dreams

Nathalie Knockaert, Manufacturer

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