our industrial performance

A century expertise in fermentation

For more than 170 years, we have been cultivating our vast expertise in microorganisms — with a pointed focus, firstly on various forms of yeasts and then on bacteria, phages and fungi. We rely upon the unique technical skills of our talented employees and our longstanding industrial performance to create tailored products and services for our clients in the baking, food & beverage, health and well-being, agriculture and industrial fermentation industries.

Our industrial excellence

For more than a century, we’ve been honing our skills and forging unparalleled expertise in developing the highest quality products for yeast manufacturing and processing. Backed by decades of experience and a truly multilocal presence, we have the global reach and local awareness to provide services tailored to each client’s specific needs.

Our industrial excellence

From the earth, to the earth: the yeast life cycle

At Lesaffre, we are fully dedicated to our mission of working together to better nourish and protect the planet. This promise not only applies to the methods and technology used to produce our range of products and services,; but also, to how we generate value and repurpose the derivative products from our industrial processes.

From the earth, to the earth: the yeast life cycle

Our supply chain

At Lesaffre, our supply chain relies on our global presence and local expertise to provide our customers with the best products and services possible. With sites spread across the planet, we can guarantee proximity; however, if the nearest site is unable to deliver a specific product by a specific time, our system can make exceptions by optimizing production, routing and shipping.

Our supply chain

Our subcontracting services

Our clients, across a vast number of industries, often need to perform industrial fermentation processes that exceed their own human or material resource capacity. At Lesaffre, we draw upon our scientific expertise and industrial know-how to design a range of subcontracted services. Backed by decades of experience, our production experts provide services tailored to each client’s specific needs.

Our subcontracting services

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Our mission

We strongly believe that fermentation is one of the most promising answers to feed 9 billion people in a safer, healthier and more sustainable way.

Our mission

Our history

We are cultivating our company in the same way that we cultivate our strains of yeast since 1853.

Our history

Our global presence

Throughoutour history, the Group has recognized the value of expanding ౼ not only our areas of expertise, but our geographic footprint. 

Our global presence