BENEO has long-term experience in developing and producing ingredients from natural sources for food, feed and pharmaceutical products. These plant-based functional ingredients help improve the nutritional and technical properties of a wide variety of products, by supporting health and optimising taste and texture. The Company’s portfolio includes functional carbohydrates from sugar beet, prebiotic chicory root fibre, plant-based proteins and speciality ingredients from rice. Through a unique chain of expertise, including the BENEO-Institute that provides decisive insights into nutrition science and legislation, and the BENEO-Technology Center that consults in application technology, BENEO supports customers by providing ingredients that promote a healthy lifestyle in a holistic way.
Formed in 2007, BENEO is active in over 80 countries, employs more than 1000 people and has five state-of-the-art production sites in Belgium, Chile, Germany and ItalyBENEO
28 Apr 2022
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
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, 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
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 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, 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, 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.