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Lesaffre opens yeast plant in Indonesia

Lesaffre officially opened a new plant in Indonesia dedicated to the production of compressed and dry yeast, on February 29. From this new plant, built on a 9.8 ha land in Malang Regency, East Java, Lesaffre will supply baking yeast in Indonesia and ASEAN countries.

PT Lesaffre Sari Nusa is a partnership between Lesaffre and its Indonesian partner PT Citra Bonang. More than 200 new local positions have been created to run the new plant. Lesaffre has been commercially active in Indonesia for over 40 years.

PT Saf Indonusa, Lesaffre’s first Indonesian subsidiary, employs more than 130 employees through its baking ingredients blending plant in Surabaya, Jakarta head office and four Baking Center™ and sales offices in Jakarta, Medan, Semarang, Surabaya. The new plant comes in addition to Lesaffre’s existing blending plant for baking ingredients in the Surabaya region.

In line with the group’s approach to sustainable production, the new plant integrates a complete post-production workshop to utilize the residual part of the substrates: once the production of yeast has been completed, the fermentation wort is further processed into a range of co-products used as fertilizers and for animal feed.

“Lesaffre has been present in the Asia Pacific region for more than 55 years. This new plant in the region illustrates our determination to provide our clients with the best possible support and to meet their needs with innovative solutions. By welcoming our clients and partners to our new plant in Malang, Indonesia, we affirm once again Lesaffre’s desire to evolve and grow alongside its customers, in a spirit of partnership,” says Brice-Audren Riché, Lesaffre CEO.


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