BENEO has long-term experience in developing and producing plant-based functional ingredients from natural sources for the food, feed and pharmaceutical industries. By supporting health and optimising taste and texture, they help improve the nutritional and technical properties of a wide variety of products.
Through a unique chain of expertise, BENEO offers customers advice and inspiration on new product ideas that support a healthy lifestyle in a holistic way. This includes the BENEO-Institute that provides decisive insights into nutrition science and legislation, and the BENEO-Technology Center that consults in application technology.
Formed in 2007, BENEO is active in over 80 countries, employs more than 1000 people and has six state-of-the-art production sites in Belgium, Chile, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands that deliver high-quality ingredients at all times.BENEO
5 Jun 2023
BENEO Increases its Ingredient Solutions for Sugar Reduction
BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, has announced the expansion of its portfolio with the launch of Beneo-scL85, a short-chain fructooligosaccharide (scFOS). The new variant offers customers greater versatility for sugar replacement and enrichment of foods with dietary fibre.
21 Mar 2023
BENEO provides local rice farmers in Laos with farm machinery
BENEO’s rice ingredients production site in Wijgmaal, Belgium, has changed the long-term working life of more than a hundred small-scale farmers in Laos, thanks to the provision of harvesting and threshing machinery. This investment reflects BENEO’s commitment to its stakeholders throughout the entire supply chain and has enabled the business to strengthen its farm level partnerships even further.
14 Nov 2022
BENEO Reduces Specific Energy Consumption While Increasing Production Capacity of Chicory Root Fibres
BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, is demonstrating how supply security and sustainability can go hand in hand. While increasing global capacity for its prebiotic chicory root fibres by 30%, thanks to a 90 million Euro investment into its production plant in Pemuco, Chile, it is reducing specific energy consumption by 35% at the same time.
31 May 2022
BENEO Acquires Meatless B.V. to Further Expand its Portfolio of Plant-based Solutions
BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, has today announced the acquisition of Dutch company, Meatless B.V., ensuring it becomes a major player in the field of plant-based texturising solutions for meat and fish alternatives.
28 Apr 2022
BENEO invests €50 million in pulse-processing plant
BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, has announced a €50 million investment in a new pulse processing site in Offstein, Germany. The site will produce protein rich pulse ingredients for food and animal feed. It will focus initially on protein concentrate, starch rich flour and hulls from Faba bean, with the option to process other pulses in the future. The new production site further strengthens the company’s plant-based protein portfolio and enables BENEO to meet growing demand for plant-based food and feed ingredients.
30 Nov 2021
BENEO announces multi-million investment program in capacity extension for prebiotic chicory root fibre worldwide
BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, has announced a multi-million investment program for the coming years to expand capacity for its prebiotic chicory root fibre production sites in Pemuco, Chile and Oreye, Belgium. The first step will see more than €30 million invested. The entire program will ensure a significant capacity increase of more than 40 percent of BENEO’s global chicory root fibre production to meet rising customer demand and drive further growth within the market. The work on both production sites is beginning in 2022.
19 Nov 2021
World Diabetes Day, 14th November 2021 - BENEO on ‘Access to Diabetes Care’ -
This year’s World Diabetes Day (14th November), initiated by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), raised awareness of the fact that people living with, or at risk of diabetes, need better access to diabetes care and prevention globally. According to the IDF, this includes access to medicine, including insulin, self-monitoring, education on diabetes, as well as healthy food and a safe place to exercise.
1 Sep 2021
BENEO transforms settling pond into wildlife haven
BENEO, a world leader in functional ingredients, has embarked on a long-term programme to promote biodiversity in the vicinity of its Oreye production plant. In collaboration with not-for-profit environmental organisations Natagora and Natagriwal, BENEO is transforming a former settling pond and the surrounding area into a sanctuary for wildlife, including rare birds, beavers, bats, deer and frogs. The project will contribute to the protection of indigenous and endangered species in Wallonia, at this same time enriching the local community.
29 Mar 2021
BENEO investit dans les péniches et réduit ainsi ses émissions de CO2 de 20 %
Le groupe BENEO, leader mondial dans le domaine des ingrédients fonctionnels, a investi un million d’euros dans le transport fluvial pour réduire sa dépendance vis-à-vis du transport routier. Le projet porte notamment sur l’augmentation de la capacité de déchargement de l’usine d’amidon de riz située à Wijgmaal, près de Louvain. Il permettra à BENEO de transporter les deux tiers de sa marchandise en péniches, ce qui réduira de 20 % par an les émissions de carbone liées à l’acheminement de riz depuis le port vers l’usine.
28 Sep 2020
BENEO begins processing the first organic chicory harvest at Oreye
BENEO has a long tradition of partnering with local farmers on the supply of chicory. Now the company’s plant in Oreye, Belgium is the first large-scale facility ever to process prebiotic fibre from organic chicory root.
14 Sep 2020
BENEO’s energy efficiency program cuts emissions by 40 percent at Oreye plant
BENEO, a world leader in healthy ingredients, has announced a 40% cut in specific carbon emissions at its Oreye facility in Belgium, thanks to increased energy efficiency measures. Now, well in time for the start of the 2020 chicory campaign, and following an €11 million investment, a newly installed gas turbine and heat recovery boiler have now gone into full operation. The system greatly enhances BENEO’s own electricity production at Oreye, allowing the facility to produce 5 additional megawatts per year, and thereby become a net exporter of energy.
8 Jul 2020
BENEO invests €50 million in increasing capacity at Wijgmaal rice starch plant
BENEO, a world leader in healthy ingredients, has announced a 50 percent production capacity increase at its Wijgmaal rice starch facility. A two-stage expansion process valued at €50 million, will lead to increased capacity by March 2022. The facility, which currently employs 180 people, will add up to 20 full-time positions during the course of the expansion, as well as offer further work to maintenance and engineering contractors in the vicinity. The plant has a proud tradition of 160 years in the Wijgmaal area.