Bakers Journal

Farinart acquires Malterie Frontenac

April 29, 2024
By Bakers Journal

Saint-Liboire, Que. – Farinart, a specialist in the processing and mixing of grains and seeds for the baking industry, has acquired all the assets of Malterie Frontenac craft brewery.

Founded in 2006 and based in Thetford Mines, Canada, Malterie Frontenac originally served craft breweries. However, over time Founder and Master Brewer-Maltster, Bruno Vachon, developed a sprouting and malting expertise to also meet the specific needs of bakeries. Since its beginnings, the company has mainly processed local grains such as barley, wheat, rye and oats. Over the past 15 years, the company has developed a diversified customer base in the brewing and baking markets.

Elisabeth Brasseur, Farinart’s vice-president of sales and innovation, commented, “The integration of Malterie Frontenac into the Farinart group is a significant strategic milestone for our business. The acquisition marks an exciting chapter in the company’s growth and innovation journey. It aligns with our commitment to better anticipate and service the needs of our customers, as well as providing them with exceptional value. With more than 60 per cent of our sales in the U.S. market, we are thrilled to complement our current specialty grain offering with the additional sprouting and malting expertise and capabilities to better meet the demands of this market.”

The use of sprouted grains in food preparation has increased over the last 10 years as more people become aware of the importance of having a good diet for maintaining health, Farinart said in a news release. “In addition to their superior nutritional profile, the distinctive colour and rich flavour of sprouted and malted grains and seeds can create new avenues for the development of premium baked goods.”


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