Beraca moves ahead with expansion plans


Brazilian ingredients supplier becomes a joint stock company and signs German distribution deal with Dr Straetmans

Following its decision to become a private limited partnership after half a century of family administration, Brazilian ingredients supplier Beraca has signed a deal with Dr Straetmans for the distribution of its products in Germany and Austria.

In May, the supplier, which specialises in ingredients derived from Amazonian products, announced that it was to become a corporation, a move which it said would result in larger investment proposals needed for the company to expand.

The deal with Dr Straetmans will enable Beraca to better meet demand for its ingredients, which include functional oils and butters largely available in certified organic grades, in Germany and Austria.

Beraca’s health and beauty sales leapt 79% in Q1 2010 as compared to the same period of the previous year with exports accounting for 35% of revenues.