• A word from The President

    I am delighted to introduce Euromaisiers as the Association representing the European maize milling sector. Our members are producing a large range of natural and healthy maize-based primary foods destined to the manufacturing of various food, drink and feed products including breakfast cereals, snacks, beer, baby food, petfood, cattle food. Euromaisiers aims to shape the future of the European maize milling industry by encouraging the best agricultural and industrial practices. Euromaisiers provides an effective platform for dialogue with European authorities and all relevant stakeholders in the food/feed chain.

    The challenges are numerous: maintaining the highest quality standards, meeting evolving customer demands, responding to climate needs, navigating a rapidly changing regulatory landscape. Our members are fully committed to meet all these challenges.

    With the attached presentation, I invite you to learn more about the world of European maize millers.

    Claude GAGNOL
    Euromaisiers President

  • Milling

    Euromaisiers members’ process is dry milling

    Contrary to the dry-milling process, the wet-milling process uses large amounts of water with the intention to achieve a full separation of the grain’s starch from its protein for the production gluten, starch, etc.

    Milling is a continuous process and mills are operating 24 hours a day, seven days per week with infrequent maintenance shutdowns. Therefore maize millers must constantly secure maize supply in the required quality and quantity.

    When milling a maize grain:

    • The bran is found in the grain’s pericarp and, when mixed with the starchy endosperm, can be used in the composition of complete feed materials;
    • The vitreous endosperm is the most starch-rich part of the kernel. After several milling, separation and blending phases, a wide range of products is obtained, from semolina to flour and grits;
    • The germ is used to extract a virgin maize oil. After roasting, the maize germ can be used in a multitude of products for its notes of hazelnut and toasted cereal flavours.

    The maize milling industry plays a central role in the cereal chain, turning safe & quality grain into a range of products for further processing and human consumption.

    Harvest seasonality & continuous process: maize millers process maïze, the availability of which is subject to seasonality and climate variations. Mills have to ensure their continuous supply, as the transformation process cannot be interrupted.

    Large volumes to reach economies of scale: the processing of agricultural bulk commodities requires the transformation of large volumes to reach economies of scale and be profitable. Typically, primary food processors are small margin businesses.

    Business to business: the maize millers sell most of their products B2B to downstream food manufacturers.

  • Products

    Maize millers combine traditional skills with modern technology to produce a wide range of products

    The products of maize dry milling include flaking grits, coarse, medium and fine grits, coarse or granulated meal, fine meal and maize flour. Grits from yellow and orange maize are preferred, but white maize has also an interesting consumers niche. Flaking grits are used for the manufacture of the ready-to-eat breakfast cereal cornflakes.

    Coarse grits and medium grits are used in the manufacture of cereal products and snack foods. Brewing houses require special grits, including fine, medium and coarse grits.

    Maize porridge, made from fine grits or coarse meal(flour), and flavoured with cheese, is called polenta. Coarse or granulated meal is used in pancake and muffin mixes, corn snacks, cereal products and other bakery uses.

    Fine meal is used for making maize bread and in bakery mixes, infant foods and breakfast cereals.

    Maize flour uses include bread and pancake mixes, infant foods, biscuits, wafers, as filler and carrier in meat products, and in breakfast cereals.

    With a constantly increasing multiethnic population in Europe, maize milled products are also used today for the production of ethnic foods.

    The co-products of the maize milling products, such as maize middlings, are valuable ingredients used for compound feed production. Maize germ is destined to oil refineries producing maize oil.

  • Destinations

    Maize millers are primary food processors

    Most foods and food ingredients processed by the European maize milling industry are sold business-to-business to the second-processing industry and feed compounders on the European market.

    This includes maize flour, brewing grits, flaking grits, corn grits and co-products.

    A small share is nonetheless exported each year as added-value products towards outside Europe. For ex., more than 200 000 tonnes of corn grits are exported every year to 3rd countries. The main destinations for maize milled products are North & Central Africa and South America. The portion of products exported to Asia has not yet reached large volumes.

  • Facts

    Euromaisiers members are the leading dry maize processing industry in Europe

    The total quantity of maize ground (in tonnes) by Euromaisiers members for 2019 is 1,846 M.

    Some facts about Euromaisiers Members:

    • They are the leading food processing industry in dry maize processing in Europe;
    • They mainly process European domestic maize, which constitutes 90% of their supply;
    • They produce maize flour, brewing grits, flaking grits, corn grits and coproducts each year;
    • They are essentially small and medium-sized companies.
  • DACSA Ltd

    (Seaforth corn Mill)
    Crosby Road South – Seaforth, U.K Liverpool 21 4 PF
    +44 / 151 922 62 61

    Whitworth Bros. Ltd.

    Victoria Mills
    Wellingborough Northamptonshire NN8 2DT, England
    +44 (0)1933 441000


    Finca Ariéstolas
    22417 Ariéstolas (Huesca) – Spain
    +34 935 837 760


    Maicerias Espanolas, Ctra. Barcelona, Km 5, E – 46132 Almacera-Valencia
    +34 /96 185 00 52

    Carneiro Campos & CA SA

    Rua da Fonte Velha, 404 Apartado 4006, 4461-901 Senhora da Hora – Portugal
    +351 22 9539401


    Av. Infante D. Henrique, n.º 333 H, 2º andar, Esc. 30, 1800-282 Lisboa – Portugal
    +351 218503140

    Kalizea Polska Sp.Z.O.O

    ul. Polna 8A, 55011 SIECHNICE
    +48 71 792 80 23

    Dacsa Polska Sp.Z.O.O

    Bocheniec, 87-404 Radomin
    +48 50 22 35 832


    Rijnhaven Z.Z. 15, NL – 3072 AJ Rotterdam
    +31 / 10 290 66 66


    Frazione Gallenca 30, 10087, Valperga, Italy
    +39/0124 617134


    Strada Tedesca, 1, 46040 Piubega, Mantova
    +39 / 0376 65 51 79


    Favero Antonio Srl, Via Gramogne, 64, Zona Industriale SUD, 35127 Padova
    +39/ 049644855

    NDF Azteca Milling Europe Srl

    Via 1° Maggio, 367 – 30022 Ceggia (VE)
    +39 / 0421 467 000

    Maselis Hungaria Ltd

    H-2212 Csévharaszt, Nyáregyházi út 51, Hungary
    +36 / 29 693 100

    Cornmill Hungary Kft.

    Burgert Róbert Agráripari Park 03/10., H-2942 Nagyigmánd, Hungary
    +36 / 34 356 762


    Altdorfer Strasse, 6, D-67482 Freimersheim
    +49 / 6347 98216 0


    Mecklenburger Strasse, 202, Postfach 16 01 65, D – 23519 Lübeck
    +49 / 451 619 680

    Castelmaïs (Groupe Terre du Sud)

    Z.I de Belloc F-47700 Casteljaloux (Lot & Garonne)
    +33 / 5 53 93 53 53

    Limagrain Ingredients

    B.P 20 F- 63720 Ennezat (Puy-de Dôme)
    +33 / 4 73 67 17 00


    2, rue Clément Ader, BP 201, F- 51685 Reims CEDEX 2 (Marne)
    +33 / 3 26 78 63 00

    USM – Union des Semouliers de Maïs

    66, rue La Boétie, F – 75008 Paris
    +33 / 1 43 59 44 95


    Kaaistraat, 19, B – 8800 Roeselare
    +32 / 51 20 31 11

  • Contact

    Avenue de Tervueren 13A Bte 7
    1040 Brussels

    : +32 (0)2 736.53.54
    : +32 (0)2 732.34.27