Our Ingredients businesses are leaders in yeast and bakery ingredients as well as in specialty ingredients for the food, human and animal nutrition, pharmaceutical and various other industries.




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ABFI is a global leader in specialty ingredients offering innovative, differentiated, sustainable and value-added products to the food, health and nutrition, pharmaceutical, animal health and industrial sectors. Our ingredients are an essential part of products that are just as likely to be found in the kitchen and medicine cabinet as in production units and research laboratories.

We have over 1,200 employees and serve customers in more than 50 countries from manufacturing and R&D facilities in 15 countries across Europe, the Americas and India. ABFI comprises seven businesses which operate worldwide with distinct identities.

AB Biotek Human Nutrition and Health uses fermentation technology to provide microbiome modulating solutions for health and nutrition applications.

AB Enzymes is an industrial biotech business specialising in enzymes. Applications derived from our technology are used in the bakery and other food and beverage markets, as well as in animal nutrition, pulp and paper, detergent and other technical markets. 

ABITEC Corp. supplies specialty lipids, surfactants and reagents for the pharmaceutical, nutritional and specialty chemical industries.

Fytexia is a life science company specialising in the identification, characterisation and development of polyphenol-based active nutrients, extracted from botanicals, and used by the dietary supplements industry. 

Ohly produces a range of innovative yeast extracts and culinary powders specially developed to enhance the taste of customer food recipes, as well as yeast-based functional ingredients for both animal and human nutrition and health. 

PGP International produces specialty flours and extruded ingredients for use in a wide range of nutritional products such as energy bars.

SPI Pharma supplies antacids, pharmaceutical excipients and drug delivery solutions to the pharmaceutical industry.

AB Mauri

AB Mauri has a global presence in bakers’ yeast with significant market positions in the Americas, Europe and Asia. We have over 5,000 employees and sell our products to customers in over 100 countries, operating from 52 plants across 32 countries. We are a technology leader in bakery ingredients, supplying bread improvers, dough conditioners and bakery mixes to industrial and craft bakers across the globe. The business employs experts who have extensive knowledge and understanding of the functionality of yeast and bakery ingredients and of the raw materials and processes to produce them. In addition to bakers’ yeast, AB Mauri supplies specialty yeast products to a wide range of other markets, providing associated technologies and fermentation capability to the alcoholic beverages, bioethanol and animal nutrition markets.

Our Ingredients businesses and brands

AB Mauri

AB Mauri

AB Mauri operates globally in both yeast and bakery ingredient production with 52 plants, operations in 32 countries and sales in over 100 countries, supporting and enabling the world's bakers, both small and large, across craft/artisan and industrial.

AB Mauri website
ABF Ingredients

ABF Ingredients

A specialty ingredients world leader, offering innovative, differentiated and value-added products to the food, health and nutrition, pharmaceutical, animal health and industrial sectors. Comprising a group of companies operating under their own identities: AB Biotek Human Nutrition & Health (microbiome modulating ingredients), AB Enzymes (enzymes), ABITEC Corp. (specialty lipids and surfactants), Fytexia (polyphenol-based active nutrients), Ohly (yeast extracts and culinary powders), PGP International (extruded ingredients and specialty flours) and SPI Pharma (pharmaceutical excipients and drug delivery systems).

ABF Ingredients website
AB Biotek Human Nutrition & Health

AB Biotek Human Nutrition & Health

AB Biotek Human Nutrition & Health is a life sciences company specialising in science-driven microbiome modulating ingredients. We use fermentation technology involving bacteria, yeast and enzymes to develop preventive health solutions. Supported by clinical studies, these solutions address a variety of specific health conditions including immuno-deficiency, digestive disorders or joint inflammation.

AB Biotek Human Nutrition & Health Website
AB Enzymes

AB Enzymes

AB Enzymes is an industrial biotech company specialised in enzymes and their applications in focused markets, offering quality products. Our products range from food grade enzymes for baking and fruit juice processing, grains and vegetable oil seeds processing, to enzymes for animal feed and technical applications: pulp and paper, textiles and laundry detergents.

AB Enzymes website


ABITEC is a global leader in the development and manufacture of specialty lipids and surfactants for the pharmaceutical, nutritional, and specialty markets. We deliver the highest quality solutions in solubilization, emulsification and lubrication. Our first-class ISO certified facilities are committed to manufacturing products with outstanding quality control beyond cGMP regulations.

ABITEC website


Fytexia is a life sciences company specialising in the development of scientifically-supported active nutrients for healthcare products. Our team of experts partner with a global network of researchers to deliver functional ingredients for the improvement of human health and wellbeing, targeting non-communicable diseases.

Fytexia website


Ohly is one of the world’s leading suppliers of yeast extracts, yeast based flavours and culinary powders for the food, biotechnology, health and animal feed markets globally. We offer a wide range of yeast derivates such as yeast extracts, inactive dry yeast, yeast cell wall, probiotic yeast and autolysed yeast, based on baker’s and torula yeast.

Ohly Website
PGP International

PGP International

PGP International specialises in developing and producing extruded ingredients, pea protein, soy crisps, rice flours and gluten free products in a variety of shapes, sizes and textures. Our products are used by manufacturers globally who are committed to nutrition and food quality.

PGP International website
SPI Pharma

SPI Pharma

SPI Pharma provides the innovative solutions our global pharmaceutical and nutritional customers need to succeed. We help to solve the most challenging formulation problems- efficiently, cost-effectively, and with a focus on service. Our product lines include Antacid Actives, Excipients, Drug Delivery Systems, Taste-Masking, Vaccine Adjuvants and Drug Development Services.

SPI Pharma website

Other sectors to explore


Grocery comprises brands which occupy leading positions in markets across the globe. In the UK, nine out of 10 households use our brands.


AB Agri is an international agri-food business and a leader in the UK supplying farm performance services, animal feed, speciality ingredients and supplements to farms, feed manufacturers, food producers and retailers.


ABF Sugar produces a range of food, feeds, fuels and other products from sugar cane, sugar beet and wheat in Africa, the UK, Spain and China.


Primark is one of the largest clothing retailers in Europe, with the highest sales by volume in the UK and a growing presence in the US. In total, we have 432 stores in 16 countries across Europe and the US.

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