Mathias Samuelsson: Over its long history, Lyckeby has developed into a modern food company, with a special focus on high-quality speciality starches. It has invested in modern production processes, and now supplies food producers all over the world. For decades, the company has focused on development and has taken the time to invest in our employees.
It is proud to have introduced so many new speciality starches over the years. Supporting its customers with a range of functional starches and valuable fibre from potatoes, Lyckeby helps to improve texture, taste and shelf life, as well as process and storage stability in foods.
It is a range of speciality starches that has been developed to help make better and cheaper processed cheese. Companies can save a lot of money by substituting dairy and fat ingredients with Lyckeby CheeseApp starches. The Lyckeby CheeseApp starches work as stabilisers, and provide texture to processed cheese.
The starches also help give full-bodied flavours, even in low-fat cheese. It is also possible to control the melt and stretch of cheese, and influence the texture and consistency. Lyckeby helps its customers choose the right dosage and combination of products from the CheeseApp range.
The company has continued to develop its range of clean label starches and will now be able to offer food manufacturers a more complete range of clean label alternatives. The most recent launches - of Lyckeby Careful 270 and 290 - work in extreme processing conditions, such as UHT-treatment.
In tests, these products have also contributed to better storage stability. Meanwhile, the firm has moved beyond cheese specifically, and now offers alternatives for products including dairy, soups and sauces, as well as in ready meals.
The clean label trend suits Lyckeby really well. Sustainability has been its strategic focus for some time. After all, it has ongoing projects in potato cultivation, optimised process and production. The company is also working to introduce more green technology into the business. Lyckeby identified the clean label trend many years ago and decided to invest in a development programme to meet the demands of the food industry. After many years of work, it managed to develop a new clean label process, which is the core technology for the Lyckeby Careful products.
Today, these starches are used in several different ways. I am proud that Lyckeby has developed good alternatives for all the food producers looking for E-number-free alternatives.
For a long time, Lyckeby has been known as a starch manufacturer that works in close cooperation with its business partners and customers. It knows that its experience and skills in starch know-how and food applications is highly appreciated by its customers and that it can help food manufacturers improve their profitability by reducing costs while offering consumers top-notch food products. This, combined with flexibility and high quality, is why customers have chosen Lyckeby in the past and, hopefully, why they will continue to do so.
The strategic plan is to continue to meet business partners' and customers' demands on high-quality speciality starches. Lyckeby is focusing its efforts on developing new speciality starches with unique properties. At the same time, it is working hard to improve production capacity and product quality.