The experts for field beans

We are experienced and reliable partners for the development of new applications from Fava beans. We make their diverse properties tailored to the wishes of our customers usable.

Our ideas and products make an active contribution to resource and climate protection.

Perfect synergy

Experienced experts in cultivation, processing and application technology

ROLAND BEANS GmbH is a partnership joint venture of RAISA and ROLAND MILLS UNITED established in 2019. In this way, we combine our complementary competences in cultivation, raw material supply, processing and application technology of field fava bean along the value chain in an ideal way.

Secure supply and large capacities

We offer our customers a secure supply of specific products from legumes and, with our know-how, make an important contribution to the further development of a sustainable and resource-saving food industry.

Roland Mills United

Leading grain mill

...and manufacturers of hydro-functionally modified specialty flours

Gluten-free processing line

2019 Investment and construction of a gluten-free processing line for milling as well as fractionation of starch and protein from pulses.


Primary cooperative

RAISA is now one of the largest primary cooperatives in Germany

Diverse agricultural business

Active in diverse branches of the agricultural business

Regional to international

RAISA is operationally active regionally, but in the age of globalization and digitalization has a network of holdings with national and international interconnections

Foundation in
Summer 2019

Marketing of
processed legumes
for EU and export




At ROLAND BEANS, the properties are always adjusted without additives or chemicals , taking into account a sustainable minimal processing strategy.

This enables applications for the Fava bean that would otherwise be denied to it. We only use water, steam, pressure or heat in the manufacturing process.





Locational advantage: Due to the agronomic conditions of our northern German coastal region, our Fava beans are naturally superior to other legumes in terms of protein efficiency.

Regional value chain: Through our organization, we offer you a regional value chain – from the field to specialized primary products for your food production.

Security of supply: With cultivation advice and cultivation contracts, we ensure a secure supply of Fava beans and their products in turbulent commodity markets.

Scale up: Our strategy and our company are geared towards growing markets.

Roland Mills United GmbH & Co KG is a traditional milling company in Northern Germany with a long experience in the production of safe and customized milling products. His expertise in various food technology applications is highly valued by his customers.

Early on, the company opened up new applications for its grinding products with innovative processing methods, such as hydrothermal treatment. As its latest innovation, the company has invested in a plant for grinding and protein enrichment of fava beanand other legumes. This is a response to the changing needs of the consumer in a world where the importance of a sustainable diet that protects resources is increasing. Strictly separated production and conveying routes ensure that the products are allergen-free.

Today, RAISA eG is one of the largest primary cooperatives in Germany and is regionally active in the diverse branches of the agricultural business. It is an agricultural company and local supplier of the region. In the RAISA Foods division, RAISA eG organizes, among other things, the regional cultivation of field fava beanand thus ensures the needs-based supply of the joint venture Roland Beans GmbH. Roland Beans GmbH is thus once again exploiting the untapped market potential of the field fava bean in this traditional growing region. In this way, the biodiversity of the region’s soils is simultaneously improved and preserved for the next generation.

With a plant for cleaning and shelling field fava beanat the Cadenberge site, a regional value chain with also international marketing of the products was established. Today, the company owes its outstanding market position in the marketing of field fava bean to the pioneering spirit of its founders.

Processing Bremen

Bremen location

Main growing area

Coastal bean cultivation

North Sea

The beans for our premium field bean products grow in the heart of an important bean-growing region directly on the German North Sea coast. We are in direct contact with the producers. Further processing and finishing in Bremen is carried out at the highest level.