Boortmalt’s quality and expertise are widely acknowledged by the brewers and distillers that rely on the supply of top quality barley malt.

Our ability to influence every link in our supply chain from seed to malt has proven a distinctive advantage in our business and an essential element in our uncompromising focus on quality. 


Barley growers in France, the UK and Ireland produce some of the best quality malting barley within the EU adhering to all recognised environmental and food safety standards. They employ state-of-the-art technologies such as satellite monitoring (Farmstar) and precision farming to optimise seeding rate, fertiliser application and crop protection. The barley breeders who in turn supply the growers with seed continuously develop and perfect new varieties to further improve the quality of malting barley and agronomic sustainability. All field practices are recorded within computer systems at every stage of production providing full traceability from the field to the finished malt. In Central and Eastern Europe,  Boortmalt also controls seed and barley production through a subsidiary of Axereal.

Exceptional service

We proudly share our knowledge with our customers. Thanks to the contributions of Global Malting Services (GMS), we continually improve our effectiveness throughout the complete supply chain.  Our experienced sales team listens to your comments and passes them on to the people who know how to implement the changes and innovations on which our business relies.


All Boortmalt sites are ISO 9001-2008 and HACCP certified and follow industry standard GMP. Particular attention is given to product integrity and the impact of the plants and malting activity on the environment. Plant safety regulations for our employees are also part of our quality and safety program.

Key figures

  • Subsidiary of Axereal, the largest French grain cooperative
  • 5th largest producer of Malt in the World and the 2nd in Europe
  • Annual sales of 1.1 million tonnes
  • 10 production facilities throughout Europe with 385 employees
  • Responsibility - Member of SAI
  • GMS - consultancy specialising in supply chain and infrastructure projects particularly in developing markets
  • Globally respected Malting Course