Lesaffre was founded in 1853 and has now become a leader in the domain of bread-making yeast and yeast extracts. The independent French family-run group has a presence on all five continents and works with over 7,200 employees.
Lesaffre has unique technical skills that it has thoroughly mastered, and enjoys top-level expertise in the production, fermentation and the transformation of yeast in all its forms. Lesaffre always works with the same high standards in its use of materials and expertise in all its products and services related to bread-making, taste, nutrition, fermentation and distillation.
The success of Lesaffre is credited to its technical innovation, its thorough mastery of the expertise it enjoys, and its capacity to come up with customized solutions. Its ability to anticipate clients’ needs, understand their expectations and to provide quality products has led to firm partnerships with manufacturers, craftsmen and the general public.
The goal of Lesaffre is to better answer the needs of its clients, and for this Lesaffre is preparing the future through a policy of innovative development.
集团的业务活动包括：生产并销售酵母、酵母抽提物、麦芽、烘焙配料及为农产品加工业提供技术服务；并在其核心业务 - 酵母及麦芽的基础上，又开发了独家的生物转换技术。其中，酵母、烘焙配料和酵母抽提物居世界第一位。产品应用于烘焙业、酿酒业、食品营养品、发酵培养基及动物饲料五大应用领域。目前，乐斯福集团已发展成为在世界居领先地位的跨国发酵工业集团，在世界五大洲的36个国家分布有约100家公司, 在26个国家分布有50家生产厂，销售网络遍及世界各地，全球员工超过7200人。历史悠久的燕牌酵母是世界名牌产品，已成为集团的象征。