Supporting our customers' innovation
Creating new malting recipes and new malted products
At Malteries Soufflet, we pay particular attention to supporting our customers to specifically meet their expectations. With dedicated tools and expert teams, we use our innovation capacity to develop new malting recipes and innovative products in response to consumer expectations.
Creating new limitless products with our expertise and state-of-the-art tools
With our partner Soufflet Agriculture, we contribute to selecting the best malting barley varieties from our operating countries. More than 1,000 samples of new malting barley varieties are tested by our teams to assess their malting potential and brewing capacity.
For more than 15 years, and against the backdrop of the premiumisation of the beer market and the growth of the craft segment, we have been creating and developing new malted products for the beer industry, the distillery and other agri-food players. New products can be developed from barley, but also from other cereals and pulses. With our tools designed to create the offerings of tomorrow, we conduct experiments from gram scale to pre-industrial production of one tonne.
We have two micro-malting plants and two pilots at our disposal. We can also count on our roasting tools to create new specialities. Lastly, we capitalise on the expertise of one of the Group's entities, the Soufflet Research and Innovation Centre (CRIS), which has 30 researchers and experts in microbiology and fermentation in solid and liquid media. We rely on their strong research skills and extensive facilities, including their picobrewery, to evaluate our new malt products.
Responding to our clients' unique issues
Our mastery of the malting process offers many possibilities to create malts that meet the particular challenges of our customers. We can therefore meet their most demanding expectations and deliver malts with specific specifications with, for instance, the integration of criteria on the type of barley used or the colour. We can also adapt the malting process or the supply chain aspect to meet specific expectations linked to sustainable development, the resolution of technical problems or the challenge of cost cutting. In collaboration with the CRIS, our advice and support can go as far as testing new beer recipes for our customers in the picobrewery.