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Ingredients for bread & morning goods

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Your partner for aroma and taste

To produce high-quality baked goods, you need good ingredients. The requirements vary from business to business. Whether malts, sourdoughs, improvers or mixes – as a partner for aroma and taste, we are the idea provider at your side, but at the same time create space for your own creativity. With our own malthouses and sourdough production, our agricultural trade and the appropriate service package, we offer expertise from grain to baked goods – and beyond.

Malts from our own production

Malt is a natural product. With specific flavouring characteristics such as caramel, roasted or spicy, it offers a wide range of applications for a distinctive taste. But malt can do even more. In addition to optimised dough development, the use of malt ensures an appealing crust and crumb as well as improved freshkeeping of baked goods – and not only for bread and rolls, but also for confectionery baked goods!

What is special about IREKS: As a baking ingredients manufacturer, we have our own malt and malt extract production and thus all processing stages entirely in our hands. Rye, wheat, spelt and barley form the basis for a variety of malt products: in flour and in paste form, liquid, light or dark coloured.

Sourdoughs in three-stage method

There are good reasons for the use of sourdough: optimal dough processing properties, consistently high baked goods quality and an aromatic taste. That is why IREKS has been dealing with sourdoughs for around 100 years. Based on this experience, we produce sourdoughs according to the classic three-stage method. The use of selected lactic acid bacteria and the consistent monitoring of sourdough production create optimal conditions for the desired fermentation.

In addition to the production of proven varieties such as wheat, rye or spelt sourdoughs, IREKS is constantly working on new ideas. Rediscovered raw materials such as green spelt or buckwheat provide extraordinary sourdough varieties and taste experiences.

Large variety of improvers and mixes

The right product for your concept! Compensating for harvest-related fluctuations in flour quality or optimising processing and baking properties are just a few starting points for making good things even better. In addition to malt and sourdough products, IREKS offers numerous mixes and improvers, tailored to your individual requirements. Our batch-oriented production allows us to respond to different needs in a flexible manner. This is how we produce a variety of products with special characteristics.


Special product characteristics

Our service package

At your side

More than 500 bakery experts from 30 nations represent our Field Service and support you with product know-how, a sympathetic ear and a helping hand.

Seminars & training

Whether in person or as a webinar – our seminars & training courses focus on ideas, condensed information and joint exchange!


In our IREKS IQ Centres around the world, everything revolves around the safety of our products and research into innovations.

Team workers

At IREKS, several thousand team workers are at your side! Take advantage of our expertise in product development, baking technology and quality management.

IREKS Compendium

With the IREKS Compendium of Baking Technology, a comprehensive reference book is at your disposal.

Innovation & Quality

You will find the latest topics from the fields of food law and baking technology in the issues of “Innovation & Quality”.

International network

We exchange experiences within our worldwide Company Group and translate them into innovative products and ideas for our customers.

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