Grain is our most important basic raw material. That is why we leave nothing to chance when it comes to cultivation and processing. Via our own agricultural trade, we are involved in the value-added chain from the very beginning. In this way, we influence the quality of our baking ingredients and malts for brewing long before the complex manufacturing processes begin in our production plants. This allows us to take up individual customer wishes or trends. We rely on the long-standing cooperation with our regional contract farmers from northern Bavaria and Thuringia and operate numerous local receiving points.
IREKS is a company that has been processing grain for more than 160 years and has built up a wealth of experience. It is our goal to constantly expand our grain expertise and to always be technically up to date. To ensure complete safety from field to finished product, IREKS invests in its own grain processing facilities. This enables us to avoid grain contamination, ensure perfect quality processing and adjust the properties of the grain raw materials to optimum baking characteristics for the subsequent products.
To be able to offer our customers a diverse range of products leaving room for individuality and creativity, we refine grain products and other raw materials in a variety of ways. In doing so, IREKS relies on modern production technology and decades of experience in the manufacture of malt and sourdough products, which can be used independently or as ingredients for our mixes and improvers.
Every step of the IREKS value-added chain is accompanied by the most precise analyses and quality controls – from the recommendation for cultivation to the superior finished product. We use our many years of experience and cooperation with educational institutions to constantly improve our comprehensive in-house analysis, which includes laboratory as well as baking and sensory tests. When it comes to development, we focus on grain-based, IREKS-own raw materials such as malts and sourdoughs in order to constantly expand our range. Our quality and innovation standards are based on the five pillars of the IREKS IQ concept: research, development, food law, quality assurance and quality management.