Lallemand UK, trading as AB Vickers was founded in Burton on Trent as Hallams Ltd. in 1883 to supply chemicals to local industry. A major customer would have been the Brewing Sector.
In March 2001 AB Vickers was bought by Lallemand (A Montreal-based company whose core business is dried yeast products for baking and winemaking.) AB Vickers comprises one site in Burton on Trent. AB Vickers supplies processing aids and additives to the fermented beverage industries worldwide.