Welcome to Boortmalt
Welcome to Boortmalt
Quality rooted in production
Our goal is to produce high quality types of malt to meet the specific demands of our worldwide clientele of brewers and distillers.
Malt production and logistics in the heart of Europe
The Boortmalt Group is a fully owned subsidiary of the agricultural and agribusiness cooperative Axereal. Our relationship with Axereal, Europe’s largest grain cooperative, ensures us access to high quality barley year round.
Our European network of malting plants spread throughout six countries produces a total of 1.1 million tons of malt per year, making Boortmalt the 5th largest malt producer in the world and No.2 in Europe.
Malt Consultancy: Global Malting Services (GMS)
The malt industry is a complex one which requires solid logistics, fluid adaptation, an understanding of products and buyers in an international context. With many years of international experience, GMS provides a priceless competitive advantage.
GMS is focussed on the development of integrated agri-supply chain solutions ‘from field to final customer product’, this is achieved by providing consultancy services to our customers, food processing industries and administrative bodies.
With expertise in constructing new plants, upgrading existing facilities, creating structured supply chains and extending logistical reach GMS offers optimised solutions to ensure that malt production can meet the needs of any local market by developing and increasing production capability and improving malt quality.
Malt logistics: Sobelgra
Approximately fifty percent of the total European malt export passes through our Port of Antwerp silos Sobelgra and Samga – making Antwerp, today more than ever, the malt capital of Europe, and Boortmalt its logistic heart.
More than eighty-five years of experience
The name ‘Mouterij Boortmalt’ represents a significant piece of history for our business. We grew from the canal at Leuven-Dijle in Boortmeerbeek and spent half century as local malt house with a production tower in the center of the town and a series of silos by the water.
The purchase of the Sobelgra silo in the 1980’s followed by the company’s acquisition by Axereal in 2004 has brought rapid growth. Business increased further through the addition of a malting plant in France and within ten years Boortmalt had established plants in Croatia and Hungary. In 2010 Boortmalt grew further in 2010 by acquiring existing malting plants in the UK and Ireland.
Today Boortmalt has developed to become one of the top five producers of malt in the World.