Südzucker AG, Mannheim, Germany, Europe’s largest sugar producer, has created a new functional food group called Beneo. Leading food ingredient companies Orafti, Palatinit and Remy will form the newly created Functional Food Group, Beneo, and be known individually as Beneo-Orafti, Beneo-Remy and Beneo-Palatinit. “Connecting nutrition and health” is the group’s united mission. With a business vision for the next 10 years already in place, the combination of Orafti, Palatinit and Remy under the group name, Beneo, is a major step in providing partners and end users alike with many exciting new food ingredients. The unity of the three companies will better enable the group to optimize its unique, connected chain of expertise in the most efficient way possible. The emphasis on multi-disciplinary services, aims to support partners in all phases of the product development up to product launch.