Promoted by the Punjab Agro Industrial Corporation (28.6% equity stake) and Rana Gurjit Singh and his associates (17.2%), Rana Sugars came out with a public issue in Aug.'93 to set up a 2500-tcd sugar plant along with captive power generation of 5 MW.
The main product of the company is white crystal sugar which is used in households, confectionery and pharmaceuticals. There are two by-products -- molasses and bagasse. Molasses are used to manufacture alcohol and citric acid. Bagasse is used as a raw material in the paper industry and also as fuel to generate steam and power.
Located in Punjab, the company is at an advantage as Punjab is a sugar-deficit state. Also, the yield per hectare in Punjab is satisfactory.
Rana Sugars Limited is the first company in the North India which has set up a Co-generation Power Project which was commenced production during March 2002. The Co-generation is generating 14 MW surplus power after meeting the captive demand from its in built system.