Lesaffre acquires majority stake in the Chinese company Biohymn Biotechnology

CHINA – Lesaffre, the French multi-national player in yeasts and fermentation, has acquired a majority shareholding in Biohymn Biotechnology, a Chinese company specialized in the production of yeast and yeast extracts to support its expansion strategy on Chinese market. Lesaffre said that the deal, whose financial details were not disclosed, is in line with the company’s goal of strengthening its presence on the Chinese market and ensuring greater proximity to its clients. Biohymn Biotechnology produces yeast and yeast extracts, mainly for China. The company was established in 2012 and is…

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Lesaffre opens new baking center in Austria dedicated to industrial customers

EUROPE – The French yeast manufacturer, Lesaffre has inaugurated a new Baking Center dedicated to serving industrial customers in the baking industry in Austria. The company said the center will mainly focus on development of new products and processes to meet the growing demand for novel ingredients in the baking industry. It further expands its service offering while opening up new market opportunities within Europe. The new facility in Austria, which has been operational since early 2019, adds to a growing network of Lesaffre baking centres and will be the…

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Lesaffre acquires bakery ingredients company Delavau Food Partners

USA – Lesaffre, a French yeast manufacturer and the world’s largest manufacturer, has announced that it has purchased Delavau Food Partners a leading innovator in baking ingredients based in North America. According to the company, Delavau has served as a premier supplier of technologies to major food brands, with knowledge in calcium and enzymes is combined with specialty technologies and formulation expertise to allow them to support their partners. “This acquisition will enhance our performance ingredient offering to the baking market. The addition of Delavau to our existing capabilities will…

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Lesaffre announces the acquisition of Tunisia’s Rayen Food Industries

TUNISIA – Lesaffre, a French yeast manufacturer and the world’s largest producer, has announced the acquisition of a majority shareholding in the company Rayen Food Industries in Tunisia. Rayen Food Industries is the largest production plant of baker’s yeast in Tunisia. This acquisition is in line with Lesaffre’s goal of strengthening its presence on the African continent and ensuring greater proximity to its clients. Situated in Jendouba, in northern Tunisia, the factory produces fresh baker’s yeast for the Tunisian market. Investments are planned to maximise the efficiency of its industrial…

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Lesaffre acquires Alltech’s facility, expands yeast business

FRANCE – Lesaffre has acquired the Alltech’s yeast extract facility in Serbia as part of the company’s plan to expand into the health and nutrition business. The transaction concurs with Lesaffre’s objective to build a strong business while focusing on crop and animal nutrition. Lesaffre is using its 165 years’ experience and expertise in yeast and fermentation products to lay a foundation for a great nutrition and health business in a bid to grow its yeast extract market. Under a new name, Biospringer RS, the Alltech’s Serbia facility will continue…

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