Van Gilse is part of Cosun Beet Company (formerly Suiker Unie), has been in existence for over 100 years and has over 30 different products. These are made from Dutch sugar beets. Our factories in Noord Brabant and Groningen process 28,000 sugar beets per day! The Netherlands has 9,000 beet growers and more than 86,000 hectares of beet land (170 football fields!).