At Malteurop, we produce malt; a natural and versatile product. Malt is currently mainly used by brewers and distilleries in the production of beer and whisky respectively. However, malt extract can also be used in food products like bread, cereal bars, and energy drinks. We mostly make barley malt, but also malted wheat for making white beer, for example.
We are a major player in the barley-malt-beer industry. We operate at every stage of the value chain, from the approval of new malting barley varieties to delivering malt. This status means that we process a living product, which is variable by nature, turning it into a wide variety of products that meet our customers’ strict specifications.
Malteurop by the numbers
malthouses around the world and a malt extract plant
varietal development center
million tonnes malt production capacity 2.2 million tonnes malt production capacity
in 10 beers worldwide are made with Malteurop malt
Expertise at every level of the supply chain
Varietal selection and development
Our agronomic experts select and develop the varieties that best meet our customers' requirements. We have our own crossbreeding program. We foster close ties with global originators. We are a shareholder in Secobra, one of the leaders in varietal selection for malting barley.
We are capable of the large-scale production of first-generation seeds thanks to our network of seed multipliers and our seed growers. As a result, we are capable of supplying certified seeds ensuring varietal purity, quality, and the traceability of barley.
A good relationship with farmers is vital to ensure the security, reliability, and quality of malting barley supply. We have solid partnerships with farmers and enjoy special access to their crops in the 14 countries we operate in.
Harvesting and storage
We work in close collaboration with grain storage agencies and cooperatives, and sometimes directly with farmers, to ensure the grain is harvested and stored in the right conditions. We take particular care to preserve the grain's qualities. In certain countries, we organize grain storage ourselves.
The supply chain
We have specialized teams that manage the international barley and malt supply chain. Our facilities in 14 countries enable us to provide agile solutions to supply the Group's malthouses and our customers.
The grain market suffers from significant price volatility. We have the necessary in-house expertise to manage price risk. This enables us to offer farmers and our customers innovative pricing solutions.
Our production facilities
We boast modern, flexible, and efficient production facilities that enable us to adapt to the raw materials used and our customers' needs. We have an annual production capacity of 2.2 million tonnes of malt. We have regularly invested in maintaining and improving our production facilities throughout our history.
Normes et certifications
All our malthouses use the HACCP system. Our malthouses in France are GMP- (Good Manufacturing Pratice) and ISO 22000-certified.
Research & Development
We invest in research and development to innovate in the barley-malt-beer supply chain. We strive for consistent raw materials and to improve our production processes, in partnership with our customers and suppliers. Customer focus is central to this policy.