Presentation of Lesaffre

Lesaffre, a world leader…

World leader in the baking yeast market, Lesaffre is also active in the human and animal health & nutrition sectors.

Lesaffre’s success has been built upon its trade-specific know-how, its technical innovation and its capacity to provide tailored solutions. Its ability to anticipate needs, to understand the requirements of its clients and to supply high quality products has seen the group emerge as a key supplier for industrial companies, small businesses and the general public.

… on nutrition and health’s service

Benefiting of its outstanding knowledge of yeast and its highly developed skills in the biotechnology field, Lesaffre has today become a dynamic key player in the human and animal nutrition and health market.

The world leader in the baking yeast market thus proposes a wide range of products derived from yeast. Lesaffre has developed specific and carefully adapted products to rigorously meet the needs of industrial companies in the food sector, heath supplements, cosmetic and pharmaceutical laboratories, in addition to those of producers of functional foods for animals.

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Key figures:

  • 1853: Foundation of Lesaffre, still owned by the Lesaffre family
  • +1,2 billion euros turnover in 2009
  • +6800 staff spread over 5 continents
  • 48 production sites
  • +100 companies
  • +190 countries where a commercial presence is assured
  • 25 Baking Centers
  • 3 markets: Bread-making, Taste and Nutrition, Fermentation and distillation