CSM n.v. is a Dutch corporation headquartered in Diemen. The company is the world's largest supplier of ingredients for the baking industry as well as world market leader in the production of lactic acid and its derivatives. CSM supplies in addition to the food industry, the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
The business activities of the originally established as a sugar factory in 1919 the company is divided into the divisions CSM Bakery Supplies Europe (development, production and sales of bakery ingredients. Market share in Europe around 12 %), CSM Bakery Supplies North America ( USA, Canada, Mexico. In this region with a market share of 7 % at position two) and Purac ( lactic acid and derivatives, world market leader ).
Sales of the CSM was 3.11 billion euros in 2011. 9,664 people are employed in 28 countries for CSM.
CSM is listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange Euronext Amsterdam in the euro AMX index.
One of the trademarks of CSM include BakeMark, Bender Iglauer, Boehringer -caking agents, Croexsa, Margo, Unipro, Carels, Caravan Ingredients, HC Brill and Purac.