About us

Food is life and life should be good

About Stern Ingredients

Together we’ll make better food

Stern Ingredients Asia-Pacific is a leading supplier of food ingredients and a key R&D partner of many familiar food brands in the region. We carry four specialist ingredients brands and collaborate closely with our customers for product development.

Our values

What we do as a food technology business may be complex. But the outcome that we work towards to everyday is simple—make better food for people.

Our business was built on the trust that our partners have placed in us. And they in turn ensured that they lived up to the trust that everyday consumers put in them.

We intend to strengthen that trust with strong adherence to our corporate values and expect the same of our suppliers and partners.



Founded by Volkmar Wywiol, Stern-Wywiol Gruppe was formed after the acquisition of Sternchemie GmbH and Berg+Schmidt GmbH.


Opening of SternMaid GmbH & Co. KG plant in Wittenburg, Germany, to manufacture functional and nutritional food ingredients for the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe.


Mühlenchemie Asia Pte Ltd is incorporated in Singapore to better support existing customers in the flour milling industry in Southeast Asia.


Mühlenchemie Asia Pte Ltd begins to provide technical customer service and regional R&D resources for flour and baking applications.


Mühlenchemie Asia Pte Ltd is renamed Stern Ingredients Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd to reflect the redefined mission of the company, and to provide a wider portfolio of food ingredients.


Incorporation of Stern Ingredients India in Mumbai to develop and produce flour improvers and enzyme systems in India.


Incorporation of Stern Ingredients (Suzhou) Co., Ltd to develop and produce flour improvers and enzyme systems in China.


Launch of SternMaid Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd in Nusajaya, Malaysia for the production of flour improvers, baking ingredients and vitamin premixes.


Sales of the overall Stern-Wywiol Gruppe exceed the half-billion-euro mark for the first time. The group now comprises 12 specialist brands, 16 international affiliates, and over 1,400 employees worldwide.


Initiated 'World Flour Day' to recognise the importance of flour and pay tribute to the heroes working behind the scenes.

Our culture

We’re a group of people driven by a common love for food. With 20 years of history in APAC, our experts have extensive expertise in the food requirements of this diverse region, and globally. Stern Ingredients Asia-Pacific is part of the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe, an owner-managed family business comprising 12 specialist brands distributed across 16 international affiliates.

Food is as basic a need as you can get. But those on the inside know that the food industry is evolving at breakneck speed, driven by global and local trends, increasingly sophisticated customers, and greater demands for quality, transparency, and sustainability. Let us be your trusted partner in meeting this challenge.

Hendrik MoegenburgManaging Director, Stern Ingredients Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd