Lesaffre, the world leader in the baking yeast and yeast extracts market

Lesaffre Yeast
group history

Company Profile

Group History

Lesaffre Presentation

Lesaffre set the global standard for yeast and other fermentation products. The company designs, manufactures and markets solutions that promote baking, nutrition, health and protection of living organisms.

Family group based in northern  France, Lesaffre has now become a multi-national and multicultural company that is committed to providing the best in each of its business areas: baking, nutrition and health, flavors and fermentation.

Since 1853, innovation has been at the heart of Lesaffre development. In close collaboration with its clients and partners, Lesaffre innovates with confidence, in order to feed and protect the planet more effectively.

Lesaffre has achieved a turnover of more than 1.5 billion Euros in 2012. Its products are distributed in more than 180 countries. Lesaffre employs 7,700 people in more than 70 subsidiaries based in about forty countries.

Baking Centres

The Baking Centre concept was created in1974 and is considered as the place of expertise, technology and innovation of the Lesaffre Group. With a network of 25 branches spread over 5 continents, the Baking Centre is an essential partner for manufacturers, artisan and distributors, and makes the most of its expertise of bread making technologies, its knowledge of ingredients and improvers and thorough observation of markets and eating habits.

These centres offer technical assistance, product and process development, sensory testing and customised training. Technicians and experts at the Baking Centre work closely with Lesaffre researchers on product and process development to offer innovative solutions to customers' needs.

Lesaffre is seen as a reference in the yeast and bread-making fields. Its knowledge of yeast and its expertise in the fermentation have encouraged the Lesaffre group to establish a presence in the emerging human and animal nutrition markets.