Who we are

Our mission: taste & pleasure

Founded in 1872 in Paris, France, Biospringer is a historical key player and global producer of yeast extract and derived ingredients from yeast.

Biospringer an expert in taste. Biospringer aims to bring taste and pleasure by providing a unique range of yeast extracts and derived yeast products, from dried yeast to natural flavors and more, to the food and beverage industry.


With our product range and our dedicated teams of technical and scientific experts, we support our customers in the development of flavorful recipes and solve specific developments challenges: taste improvement, formulation of healthy and nutritionally balanced recipes, off-note masking.


Biospringer also benefits from the expertise of its parent company: Lesaffre Group, number-one producer of active yeast worldwide and expert in fermentation. Lesaffre Group designs and manufactures innovative solutions for Baking, Food Taste & Pleasure, Health Care and Biotechnologies.

A global presence for more proximity

biospringer worldwide

At Biospringer, we believe that proximity with customers is the key to provide quality products and services.


This is why Biospringer is present locally, worldwide.


Biospringer counts 8 manufacturing plants and 5 Culinary Centers, around the world to support you wherever you are.

1853 1853
1872 & 1873 1872 & 1873
1880 1880
1994 1994
2000 2000
2010 2010
2010 2010
2011 – 2017 2011 – 2017
2017 2017
2018 2018


Lesaffre and Bonduelle families set up an alcohol distillery in Marquette-lez-Lille (France)

1872 & 1873

Opening of Maisons-Alfort and Marcq-en-Baroeul yeast factories (France)


First use of yeast as culinary ingredient in food, in bouillon cubes


Opening of Strasbourg factory (France)


Biospringer Do Brasil, Valinhos (Brazil)


Opening of Laibin factory (China) & Cedar Rapids factory (USA)


First culinary center in Maison-Alfort (France)

2011 – 2017

4 Culinary Centers : Shanghai (China), Milwaukee (USA), Campinas (Brazil), Singapore


Aquisition of a brewer’s yeast extract plant, Strasbourg (France)


Acquisition of Alltech Yeast extract, Serbia

Our Group: 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 more than 70 subsidiaries based in about fifty countries.

Lesaffre achieves a turnover of more than 2 billion euros including over 40% on emerging markets.


Yeasts & baking solutions

Our mastery of the fermentation process is illustrated by our lines of yeasts and baking solutions, and also in the form of technologies and services dedicated to professionals along the value chain. Not to mention the technical support provided by our network of Baking Center™.

Saf Instant

Food taste & pleasure

Yeasts also have a key role to play in the world of taste and pleasure in food.
Lesaffre innovates by developing natural flavor molecules, yeast extracts that optimize nutritional, sensory and taste qualities, and alcohol fermentation solutions for makers of beers, wines and spirits.


Health care

Lesaffre has always been intent on serving the well-being of living things and helping to better feed and care for the global population, while protecting the environment.
Human health and nutrition, animal health and nutrition, and plant nutrition are all strategic development areas for our group.

Lesaffre Human Care


In the field of biotechnologies, Lesaffre develops efficient cellular nutrients reserved for the creation of new molecules to benefit humans and animals. Our group also helps to create yeast strains that are conducive to the development of 1st and 2nd generation bioethanol. In the interest of promoting a sustainable economy, our group is equally active alongside biosourced chemistry industries.



You want to know more about us?