Muntons is a family-owned malt and malted ingredients company whose story began over 100 years ago. Business flourished and today their extensive & innovative range of quality malt and malted ingredients are used in the most celebrated food and drink brands around the world. With maltings strategically situated in the regions where the finest premium quality malting barley is grown, and ideally positioned to access the UK’s major port of Felixstowe and the major road route into the heart of England. Muntons is one of the world’s largest producers of malt extract and have two malting plants; Stowmarket, Suffolk, and Bridlington, Yorkshire. They purchase over a quarter of a million tonnes of locally grown malting barley every year, from which their malt and ingredients are made.
Whilst malt is used primarily in brewing and distilling, their ranges of malted ingredients are used in a wide variety of applications within the food and beverage industries. They export their products to over 85 countries worldwide and have offices in Singapore and Holland, a new production facility in Thailand and run a US based company. In addition, they own and run a newly constructed manufacturing plant in Thailand specifically positioned to serve the Asian market.
Their Stowmarket plant is certified to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) global food standard (grade A) and company-wide they are certified under the ISO 9001/2008 quality assurance, ISO 14001: 2015 environmental scheme, ISO 50001 Energy Management System and ISO 22000:2005 Food safety management system. Muntons are recognised as an ethical trading company by SEDEX (Suppliers Ethical Data Exchange) scheme.
Since the beginning, Muntons has been forward thinking in their commitment to the environment, championing sustainability right across the supply chain long before its importance was recognised. They believe passionately in actions over words and are the first maltsters to sign up to science-based targets.
Building on their partnerships with farmers to grow 100% sustainable barley, in 2021 Muntons helped pioneer a regenerative agriculture trial that will pave the way for carbon negative malting barley.
They have also invested heavily in sustainable energy. They opened the doors to a new energy centre at their Stowmarket headquarters last year. Once fully onstream, Muntons anticipates they will have decarbonised their UK maltings by an impressive 83%*. Real action they can pass on to their customers.
True to their reputation as industry leaders, they operate multiple malting sites and the third largest work production facility in the UK, which gives unique technical insight. In 2021 Muntons invited everyone to join the Brewing Revolution with Premium Alcohol Free Malt Extract. This versatile extract offers all breweries the opportunity to create great tasting, even award winning, alcohol free beers with body and mouthfeel.
These achievements have only been possible because of their people. Thank you and here’s to another century of being passionate about all things malt!
*Scope 1 & 2