ORAFTI Active Food Ingredients, world leader in the production of all-natural chicory-derived prebiotics, has announced the first price increase in three years on its range of Beneo™ ingredients.
ORAFTI has held the line on prices for the past three years and has worked hard to offset increasing costs with efficiency improvements.
Dominique Speleers, Managing Director & Head of Sales and Marketing commented: “We are aware of the impact that the price increase will have for our customers. We still passionately believe that top-quality Beneo™ products add real value for our customers and that our overall service package of nutritional science, regulatory expertise and consumer-marketing support is unsurpassed in our industry.”
“We will continue to drive the prebiotic marketplace forward and utilize all available resources to work with our clients in the development and launch of new products that promote digestive health by adding the unique Beneo™ Feel Good Factor. As just one example of our continuing commitment, ORAFTI’s investment in a second major production facility, this one in Chile, permits us to provide a new level of supply security to support future growth.”
The price of Beneo™ prebiotic syrups will increase by 6% and powdered products by 8%. As a direct result of spiralling raw material and energy costs, the increases will be implemented as of October 1, 2007.