BENEO Announces Price Increase For Sugar Replacer Isomalt

June 20, 2011 — BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, announced today the increase in the price of its sugar replacer ISOMALT. The list price will be increased globally by 20%.

Jens Böhm, Commercial Managing Director, BENEO-Palatinit, explains further, “Despite continuously rising inflation rates and industry price indexes over the past years, our prices have remained steady. However, to maintain the high quality standards expected by today’s global food industry, as well as to secure the flexible supply chain BENEO provides, a price increase is necessary.”

BENEO ensures the reliable and safe production of ISOMALT for partners and customers alike, as proven by internationally certified quality audits of the company’s production process. Furthermore, investments are continuously being made to ensure that BENEO’s ISOMALT production site maintains its high efficiency. Above all, BENEO’s services support their customers with all that they need from a product’s initial development, right through to its market launch.

Jens Böhm continues, “We see from trend and market monitoring that for clear-cut values of nutritionally optimized food products, consumers and markets are prepared to accept needed increased price levels.  ISOMALT’s proven benefits, such as being kind to teeth, low in calories and low glycemic, plus its additional technological advantages, give our customers the competitive edge to differentiate their products and brands from all of the rest.”

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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/fibre 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.