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Lesaffre | Our group

Our group

About Lesaffre

As a global key player in yeasts and fermentation, Lesaffre designs, manufactures and markets innovative solutions for Baking, Food taste & pleasure, Health care and Biotechnology.

Family group born in northern France in 1853, now a multi-national and a multicultural company, Lesaffre is committed to working with confidence to better nourish and protect the planet.

In close collaboration with its clients and partners, Lesaffre employs 10 000 people in 78 subsidiaries based in 50 countries.

Lesaffre achieves a turnover of 2 billion euros.



Yeasts and Solutions

Health care


Yeasts and Solutions

We are pioneers in the fermentation process due to our state-of-the-art yeast lines and bakery solutions. We provide new technologies and services to the entire production chain in additional to technical support through our Baking Center™ network.

Saf Instant

Health care

Lesaffre has always had the intention of upholding the well-being of all living things and helping feed and care for the world population while maintaining and protecting the environment. Human health and nutrition, animal health, and the development of vegetation are strategic development areas of our group.

• Agrauxine
• Phileo
• Lesaffre Human Care


In the field of biotechnology, Lesaffre develops efficient cellular nutrients reserved for the creation of new molecules for human and animal benefit. In parallel, our group also helps create yeast for the development of first and second generation bioethanol. The objective is to promote the sustainable development of the economy and the chemical industry in particular.

• Procelys
• Leaf