MARCQ-EN-BAROEUL, FRANCE — Lesaffre recently made two acquisitions as part of its expansion strategy in sourdoughs and baking ingredients in Western Europe.
The first acquisition was LFI Tollblend Ltd., based in Worcester, United Kingdom, and a producer of ingredient mixes for the baking and processed foods sector. The company employs 35 and has gluten-free production capability.
|Mike Abraham, general manager of Lesaffre U.K. and Ireland|
“Lesaffre is already present in the United Kingdom through DCL Yeast and Fermex and can now look forward to widening its bakery offering,” said Mike Abraham, general manager of Lesaffre U.K. and Ireland.
The second acquisition, Tecno Bakery S.L., is based in Barcelona, Spain, and specializes in producing enzyme-based improvers and correctors for flour milling. The company employs 15, and it has a manufacturing unit and laboratory. Lesaffre already operates a yeast plant in Valladolid, Spain, that employs 120.
|Antoine Baule, c.e.o. of Lesaffre|