September 9, 2011 — BENEO, a leading manufacturer in functional ingredients, announced today a price increase for its prebiotic fibers, inulin and oligofructose. The list price of these ingredients will increase by eight percent as of January 2012.
BENEO’s inulin and oligofructose prices have remained stable for the past two years during which the company was subject to inflation as well as rising costs in energy and raw materials; mainly chicory root in Belgium and Chile, from which BENEO’s inulin and oligofructose are derived.
Dominique Speleers, Commercial Managing Director at BENEO-Orafti explains, “Taking into account the security of supply, the product quality, the service and support we provide as well as the technological and nutritional benefits of our active fibres, we are confident that we continue to offer very good value. Such a move will also allow us to further satisfy the ever increasing quality standards and demand for our products.”
BENEO’s inulin and oligofructose are prebiotic fibres improving the balance of the body’s intestinal flora by stimulating beneficial bifidobacteria. At the same time, they replace fat or sugar and can reduce the caloric value without altering taste and texture. In addition, the absorption of minerals such as calcium is promoted and recent research shows that oligofructose supports a lower energy intake and thus helps to reduce weight.
For further information on BENEO and its ingredients, please visit www.beneo.com
The BENEO product portfolio consists of functional ingredients with nutritional and technical advantages, derived from chicory roots, beet sugar, rice and wheat. BENEO is the ideal partner to help improve the health (weight management, energy for mental & physical performance, digestive, bone and dental health), taste, texture and nutritional value (fat and sugar replacement/fiber enrichment) of a product. Through a unique chain of expertise, including the BENEO-Institute, BENEO actively supports industry partners in the development of more balanced and healthy food products.
BENEO is a division of the Südzucker Group, employs almost 900 people and has production units in Belgium, Chile, Germany and Italy.