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Boortmalt is the world's leading malting company with a 3 million tonnes production capacity.

Boortmalt’s expertise is widely acknowledged by brewers, distillers, and food industries, who rely on the supply of top-quality barley malts.

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Everyday we want to do better than yesterday while preserving tomorrow. This is how we want to be Masters of Malt!

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Yvan SCHAEPMAN, Boortmalt CEO
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Being Masters of Malt!

As Masters of Malt, our focus is not about being the biggest player in the industry; it’s about being the best Malting company in the world, in the long term. 

It is looking at each daily action the way to do it better in a continuous improvement spirit.
 

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We contribute to the enjoyment of communities by passionately making natural malts.

 

We are part of the chain which facilitates good moments with friends and families around the moderate consumption of good beers and whiskies.


Producing malt is about partnering with nature, refining an ancient natural process based on our knowledge and creating an exceptional ingredient.

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Our values inform our thoughts, words and actions and help us grow, develop, and create a sustainable future.

Every Boortmalt employee, every Master of Malt, is involved in making decisions every day. These decisions reflect our values and beliefs and are always directed towards our specific purpose, which is clear: every day we want to do better than yesterday while preserving tomorrow.

 

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We commit to continuously challenging ourselves for our customers and team members by taking ownership of everything we do and contributing to global success. We all work as a team and know that true teamwork produces better results. We look for excellence in everything we do to deliver the highest value to the Company and partners. We have a pro-active approach and encourage all to take initiative for the Company’s best interests.
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We care for our colleagues, communities, our earth, our colleagues, our partners, and our customers. We believe that diversity makes us stronger. We encourage trust, empathy and treat one another with respect. We are always available, show empathy to others, and treat our team, colleagues, customers, and all business partners with respect. We build and maintain good relationships with people in different locations and encourage people to work together within and across regions. 
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We deliver long-term sustainable performance through innovation and digitisation and are proud to have become praised Masters of Malt through building long-term relationships with our customers internally and externally. We think and plan ahead in anticipation of future business needs and implement digital solutions to enhance working process effectiveness. We continuously look for the most sustainable solutions. 
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Our encouragement of outside-the-box thinking and embracing pioneering ideas is a continuous source of motivation. We like challenging the status quo and are always open to new ideas, even when things are working well, to develop our full potential. We encourage all employees to suggest new solutions and ways of working through regular brainstorming activities. Therefore, we see change as an opportunity to learn from.
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1924

• Founding of "Mouterij Boortmalt" in the Belgian Flemish Brabant municipality of Boortmeerbeek by the Thirionet family

• The malt house started with a malt production of 3,700 tonnes per year

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1927

Building of a malting facility in Boortmeerbeek along the Dyle-Louvain canal

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1947

A new large silo building is erected in Boortmeerbeek thanks to the support of the Marshall Plan, after the Second World War

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1986

Acquisition of the Sobelgra silo in the Antwerp port, Belgium

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1988

Move and transfer of the production to the port of Antwerp

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1991

Founding of the French grain cooperative Epis-Centre, future Boortmalt's mother company
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1993

Boortmeerbeek merges with neighboring silo company Samga

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Acquisition of the malting plant "Malteries Franco-Suisses" in Issoudun, France, by Epis-Centre

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2002

• Acquisition of a 49% stake in Boortmalt by Epis-Centre

• Boortmerbeek becomes Boortmalt

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2004

• Construction of the M2 malting tower in Antwerp

• Acquisition of 100% of Boortmalt  by Epis-Centre

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2006

Acquisition of the Hungarian Malthouse Weissheimer in Dunaujvaros

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2009

• Start of the extension of the Antwerp (from 240 to 340kt production capacity) and Hungarian malting sites

• Antwerp becomes the largest malting facility in Europe

• Yvan Schaepman appointed as CEO of Boortmalt

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2010

• Shareholder Epis-Centre merges with Agralys to create the cooperative Axereal and becomes the 1st grain collector in France, one of the largest in Europe
• Acquisition of Greencore malting activities with 7 plants located in the UK, Ireland, and Belgium
• Construction of M3 malting tower in Antwerp
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2011

Acquisition of a grain silo in Hungary

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2017

• Building of a new malt tower M4 in Antwerp making it the largest malting site in the world
• Starting a malt development project in Ethiopia
• Unigrains and Temasek acquire a minority stake in Boortmalt

 

 

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2018

• Boortmalt starts the construction of Africa's first malt house in Ethiopia
• Start of the Cargill Malt acquisition project
• Opening of the Antwerp Innovation Center, with pilot malting and brewing facilities and ultramodern laboratory.

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2019

• Completion of the acquisition of Cargill Malt, 16 malthouses in 9 countries. LATAM Innovation Center inauguration.

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• Boortmalt becomes the world's leading malt producer, with 3MT from 27 malting plants on the 5 continents, and 1000 Masters of Malt

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2020

Athy extension and rebuild fully operational with new innovative malting plant

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2021

• Commissioning of Issoudun's solar thermal power plant, one of the largest facilities of its kind supplying an industrial site in Europe.

• Boortmalt starts the works to expand its malting facility in Buckie

• Ethiopian malting plant fully operational

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Executive committee
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CEO
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Yvan Schaepman
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Chief Executive Officer
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Marie-Laure Bolentin
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Marie-Laure Bolentin
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Chief Integration Management Officer
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Koenraad Dumont
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Koenraad Dumont
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Chief Commercial & Innovation Officer
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Ian Maccan
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Ian Maccan
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Managing Director APAC
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Peter Nallen
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Peter Nallen
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Chief Operations & Agriculture Officer
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Mariusz Nęcki
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Mariusz Nęcki
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Managing Director Europe
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Sofie Pels
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Sofie Pels
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Chief People & Communication Officer
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Bernard Poncelet
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Bernard Poncelet
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Chief Finance Officer
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Lorelle Selinger
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Lorelle Selinger
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Managing Director North America
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Ester Stofberg
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Chief Information & Digitization Officer
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Agustin Tamborini
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Agustin Tamborini
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Managing Director Latin America
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Inge de Winne
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Inge de Winne
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Chief Supply Chain & Sustainability Officer
Main Investors
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The cooperative group Axereal unites 11,000 farming members around a common vision: to enhance and sustain agricultural production which contributes to improving food supply quality.
Axereal collects and sells grain as well as oilseed both domestically and internationally. A percentage of the grain is processed through its industrial plants into flour, malt and animal feed.
Unigrains is a reference partner for agri-food and agro-industry companies in France and abroad.
An independent investor, Unigrains has been majority-owned by French grain farmers’ associations since it was created on their initiative nearly 60 years ago.
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Temasek is a global investment company headquartered in Singapore.
Temasek’s portfolio value is about 230 billion US Dollars. It spans a broad spectrum of industries: financial services; telecommunications, media & technology; consumer & real estate; transportation & industrials; life sciences & agribusiness; as well as energy & resources.