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

Lesaffre Yeast
key figures

Company Profile

Key Figures

Lesaffre in a few figures

  • The Group is still owned by the Lesaffre family
  • Turnover in 2012:  €1,550 billion (more than 60% is generated outside Europe, including over 40% on emerging markets
  • More than 70 subsidiaries in over 42 countries: 50 production plants, 39 sales offices
  • 30 Baking Center and 3 Culinary Centers
  • Every day, more than 1 billion people live on products manufactured with our products
  • Lesaffre products and services are sold in more than 180 countries
  • Staff numbers in 2012: 7,700 employees representing more than 70 nationalities
  • When building a new factory, 20 to 30% of the investment is earmarked for environmental improvements
  • Environmental improvements account for 15% of our industrial expenditure each year

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.