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Lallemand marks 100 years of making yeast in Montreal

October 3, 2023
By Bakers Journal

Montreal – Lallemand is celebrating a significant milestone: 100 years of yeast production in its production plant on rue
Préfontaine in Montreal.

International colleagues, clients, partners and local politicians joined company executives for the celebration of the milestone.

“This is a great opportunity to pay tribute to our supportive business partners, valued customers and our talented employees who have all played a part in our success story,” said president and CEO of Lallemand Antoine Chagnon, who took the helm of the company in 2015, succeeding his father Jean, and grand-father Roland before him.

“We are all facing new challenges: climate change and feeding the entire planet are on the menu for the coming decades, and innovative microorganisms can play a key role in facing them,” Chagnon said, adding that they can help reduce carbon emissions, lower the use of antibiotics and chemical preservatives, increase the amount of plant proteins in our diet, and promote the use of microbial fertilizers or biological crop protection products that reduce the use of fossil products.


Lallemand has a presence in 50 countries over five continents, employs more than 5,000 employees and operates 48 production facilities, including 24 yeast and 10 bacteria plants. The company develops, produces, and markets yeast, bacteria, fungi, and derivatives of these microorganisms for applications in baking, wine, beer, distilled spirits and other food and agricultural industries.

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