Your short-chain ingredients partner

Whether maintaining critical supply chain channels or seeking a solution to a formulation challenge, we help our clients deliver.

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We go beyond distribution

Providing customised solutions to optimise your value chain.

Integrated Supply Chain

From field to factory, access a wide-range of ingredients via our network of  dedicated supply chain partners 

UK&I Based Distribution

Alleviate long lead-times with localised storage and distribution, helping navigate increasing volatility in global supply chains. 

Personalised Customer Service

Our friendly team bring creativity, passion and expertise to deliver a uniquely tailor-made service.

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Safety and service without compromise

Quality is at the heart of the service we provide. As an end-to-end distributor, we ensure that our ingredients meet the standards you expect with robust safety procedures in place, giving you peace of mind that you can deliver for your clients.

Our committed team work closely with you to understand your needs whilst sharing our market insights to provide agile solutions consistently.

Lehmann’s longevity within the industry has been possible due to the long-lasting relationships we have maintained with our supply partners. We work with suppliers who share our values of providing safe, high-quality ingredients delivered with care and integrity.

It started with Vinegar…

Guy Lehmann founded Lehmann Ingredients in 1988 after winning a distribution agreement for vinegar. With the support of his wife Mary as an administrator, our first ‘team’ was formed. Little did they know that Guy’s initially small enterprise would be here 35 years later as a multi-sector distributor of ingredients across the UK and Europe.

Our founder’s legacy is present today with supply partnerships still in place since the very first day of Lehmann. Through his son Mark, and grandson Charlie, our business today remains family owned and operated.

Pictured from left to right: Mark, Mary, Guy and Charlie

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Our Suppliers

Thanks to our supply partnerships, we are able to offer an extensive range of ingredients to meet your formulation objectives.

ADM

A world leader in nutrition, our partnership with ADM allows us to supply a number of starches and sweeteners to the UK and Ireland.

 

Agrana

Helping us to supply a wide range of functional and speciality starches and sweeteners derived from potato, corn and wheat.

Burg Group

Our first supplier who we have partnered with since our beginnings in 1988, Burg supply a range of different vinegar.

CFF

Supporting our portfolio with a wide range natural and functional insoluble fibre (cellulose) for a variety of applications.

Howtian

With an expert product formulation team, Howtian add’s stevia (steviol glycosides) to our portfolio which is an important ingredient for sugar reduction in applications.

Meurens Natural

Cereal processing specialists Meurens Natural support our portfolio with a range of natural and organic syrups, powders and proteins.

The iidea Company

Offering a range of agave derived sweeteners and fibre, this unique raw material offers a number of application benefits.

Ovobest Eiprodukte

With a number of different egg derived ingredients, together we can fulfill even the most demanding specifications.

PGP International

Experts in texture, PGP offer a range of extruded grain and protein crisps to meet a wide variety of applications.

Qualiriso

Specialists in rice, together we offer a wide range of rice derived ingredients to meet your requirements.

Wisconsin Spice

A partnership that has been present since the 90’s, Wisconsin Spice supply us with flour, seed and prepared mustard.

Our supply chain

There are quite a few steps that need to be taken to enable us to deliver ingredients to you. Below you can see a general overview of our Supply Chain that represents most of our ingredients.

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Cultivation

We import ingredients made from raw materials grown all across the world typically the EU, USA, Canada, and China.

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Harvesting

The raw materials for our ingredients are grown in a field and harvested for processing.

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Processing

The raw materials are sent to our Supply Chain Partners, for production into ingredients ready for use by industrial manufacturers.

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Packaging

The ingredients produced by our Supply Chain Partners are packaged and stored ready for shipment.

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Transport

The ingredients are loaded, securely sealed and transported to the UK via a container ship or truck. Together with our Forwarding Agents, we manage all aspects of importation including clearance of all the ports. This short-chain enables us to minimise the risk of potential delays.

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Warehouse

Upon arrival to port, our ingredients are transported to a BRCGS certified warehouse for storage and distribution. This step will be skipped if an order is a direct delivery to a client.

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Customer

The ingredients are delivered either direct from the port as a direct delivery, or from our warehouse for manufacturing.

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Retail / Wholesale

The finished products produced by our clients are delivered into the either wholesale or retailers, which are then purchased by the final consumer.

Climate Positive Workforce

6,751

Trees Funded

415.78

tCO2e Avoided

We support responsible tree planting and climate projects with Ecologi

The climate crisis is something we all need to play our part in. The environment is at the heart of the ingredients industry, helping to ensure plentiful crop yields to feed the growing population. On a monthly basis, we plant trees and fund Gold Standard certified carbon reduction projects as part of our ambition to contribute.

See For Yourself

Meet the team

We have a dedicated and focused team, who are totally committed to understanding our customer requirements, ensuring excellence in service and providing reliability and product integrity every step of the way from the field, to manufacture, to you.