BENEO Selects HORN as Western U.S. Regional Distributor

HORN’s newest principal supplier offers specialized solutions from natural sources to compliment HORN’s leading product line in the food and nutrition industry.

La Mirada, Calif. – Feb. 18, 2014 – BENEO Inc. and HORN today announced a new partnership. Effective Feb. 18, HORN, one of North America’s premier distributors of specialty ingredients, was selected as BENEO’s Western U.S. regional distributor. BENEO, a leading manufacturer of functional nutrients for healthy nutrition, offers complementary solutions for HORN’s full line of best-in-class ingredients.

“HORN’s reputation of servicing the industry with seasoned and technically-expert professionals was a key factor in the careful selection of our Western U.S. regional distributor,” said Joe O’Neill, president and general manager, Beneo USA. “We’ve developed a mutual enthusiasm for our new partnership, and together, we strive to better serve the food and nutrition industry through our strategic collaboration and dedication.”

BENEO Product Lineup
HORN serves the food and nutrition industry with an emphasis on the health and wellness sector. As a global leader in ingredient development, production and research, BENEO offers specialized nutrients from natural sources aimed to meet current market demands and expectations.

Now available through HORN in the Western U.S.:

  • Functional Fibers: Including Orafti® inulin and fructooligosaccharide (FOS) products sourced from chicory root.
  • Functional Carbohydrates: Including Palatinose™ and ISOMALT.
  • Specialty Rice Ingredients: Including rice starches, flours and proteins.

“Representing a world-class company like BENEO upholds HORN’s heritage of partnering with industry-leading ingredients manufacturers,” said Jim Berg, vice president, HORN FoodTech. “HORN is proud to announce our partnership with BENEO as we continually enhance our product lineup of high-quality, efficacious ingredients to benefit our customer base.”

To learn more about this news, visit HORN FoodTech’s tabletop displays at upcoming local Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) tradeshows in Oregon, Feb. 24; Tacoma, Wash., Feb. 25; British Columbia, Feb. 26; and Southern California, March 6, or email


BENEO offers functional ingredients derived from chicory roots, beet sugar, rice and wheat. BENEO is the ideal partner to help improve a product in its nutritional and technological characteristics. In addition, BENEO serves a broad section of the food and nutrition industry including bakery, cereals, beverages, confectionary, dairy products, soups and sauces. Key nutritional benefits are ‘less fat’, ‘less sugar’, ‘less calories’, ‘added fiber’, ‘gluten-free’ and dairy alternatives as well as energy management, digestive, bone and dental health. Key technological benefits focus on taste and texture improvements. 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 actively supports customers in the development of more balanced and healthy food products.

BENEO is a division of the Südzucker Group, employs almost 900 people and has production units in Belgium, Chile, Germany and Italy. For further information on BENEO and its ingredients, visit

About HORN
Established in 1961 as The E.T. HORN Company, HORN is one of North America’s premier distributors of specialty ingredients and raw materials. HORN is an entrepreneurial-driven company with a team of technically-proficient and trained professionals. Headquartered in La Mirada, Calif., with representation in 11 western states and in the Southwest, its specialized market segments encompass seven distinct business units: FoodTech, Nutraceuticals, Care Elements, Animal Wellness, Advanced Materials, Coatings and Building Materials, and Composites and Fabrication Materials.

For more than 50 years, HORN’s entrepreneurial approach to customer service embraces challenge and opens opportunities to reinvent and improve on traditional business models. HORN is an employee-owned/ESOP company. Contact 800-442-HORN or visit for more information.