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Lesaffre: An international campus in Hauts-de-France

13 Mar 2020 | Front page, Health Nutrition, Investment

The global leader in yeast production continues to invest in the region and has just announced the construction of a new site dedicated principally to R&D.

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Lesaffre brings its employees together

Nestled between Marquette-lez-Lille and Marcq-en-Barœul (just a stone’s throw from the future Fermentis Academy and in the same domain as the "Baking Center"), Lesaffre is creating a brand new site: the future International Campus.

The premises, 23,000 m² in total, will be based on a main street over 19 hectares of land. This professional campus will host the group’s 700 employees, who are currently scattered throughout the Lille metropolis, on a single site.

There are a number of benefits to centralising the group’s workforce in this way:

  • increasing efficiency
  • developing transversal collaboration between the group’s different fields and activities
  • skills pooling
  • developing the different Lesaffre business lines and global know-how, particularly among the group’s clients

Lesaffre Campus: R&D on the front line

In developing this new site, Lesaffre is putting innovation at the forefront. The group will devote 60% of the 23,000m² premises to industrial R&D.

"Through this investment Lessaffre demonstrates its willingness to pursue the exploration and development of potential in fermentation, particularly in the key areas: bread-making and animal, plant and human nutrition and health" says Antoine Baule, Lesaffre’s Director General.

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