Crespel & Deiters Group Opens US Subsidiary

April 4, 2023 - 3 min read

Different Lory Tex wheat texturates. Copyright Crespel Deiters Group. Different Lory Tex wheat texturates. Copyright Crespel Deiters Group.

Ibbenbüren/Germany, April 2023 – The German Crespel & Deiters Group, one of the leading wheat processors in Europe, has entered the US market with a newly founded subsidiary: Crespel & Deiters Food USA LP. The offer comprises a range of in-house produced non-GMO functional wheat-based ingredients as well as application-oriented manufacturing expertise from Loryma, the Group's food specialist. This way, they want to help manufacturers to respond to the increasing demand for sustainable plant-based products such as authentic meat alternatives.

With the founding of the American subsidiary in Chicago, Illinois, the Crespel & Deiters Group is making its functional wheat-based ingredients available to industrial customers in North America. Two experienced sales staff have been recruited to look after existing customers as well as new ones. To keep the delivery times short, local storage capacities have been installed.

In Europe, the owner-managed group of companies is one of the leading manufacturers of wheat starches and wheat proteins. They are characterised by a unique value chain that combines the entire process train under one roof, resulting in premium quality wheat ingredients. In the field of plant-based alternatives for animal products, such as egg and meat substitutes, the technological advantages offer significant benefits.

For example, the wheat texturates of the Lory® Tex range, in combination with wheat-based binders, provide an authentic meat-like texture and offer a lot of room for individual new end product design. The system solutions offered, for example breading and hydrolysates for protein enrichment, can be combined. Application experts at Loryma can who support customers with application concepts, inspiration and assistance with product development.

Philipp Deiters, member of the Crespel & Deiters executive board and a sixth-generation family member, explains: “By specialising in wheat, we have built up a wealth of experience with time. Our company’s mission is to maximise the use of this renewable raw material to create innovative solutions. This allows our customers to achieve more with less, all with the purpose of cooperating to conserve our planet’s resources. We are confident that we can also convince our American customers of their functionality.”

About Crespel & Deiters Group:
The Crespel & Deiters Group is an owner-managed, globally active company and one of the leading producers of wheat starches and wheat proteins in Europe. The company has been producing at its headquarters in Ibbenbüren for 165 years, using state-of-the-art technologies, sustainable processes and great innovative strength. From the wheat-based raw materials, the brands Loryma, C&D Corrugating & Paper, C&D Technical Applications, Trigea and Crespeo develop highly functional products and application-oriented solutions for customer-specific applications. They optimise the end products and create added value for customers in the food, non-food and feed industries.

More than 400 employees work to achieve the company's goal of high quality, responsible treatment of nature, customer orientation and reliability. At Crespel & Deiters, sustainability begins with purchasing: Only European wheat is used, at least 75% of which comes from German cultivation. The regional proximity keeps the amount of transport routes and emissions as low as possible and strengthens the local agriculture.

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