LinkAsia Partners announces successful registration of ActiBeet® in Philippines

Singapore, 23 June 2016 - LinkAsia Partners is pleased to announce the successful registration of ActiBeet® in Philippines.  ActiBeet® is produced by AGRANA, a leading sugar producer in Central and Eastern Europe.  The product ActiBeet® is extracted from Austrian sugar beet molasses and is a natural source of betaine used extensively in animal nutrition. Working together with Arca Galleon Agriventures, its distributor in Philippines, AGRANA has secured approval of ActiBeet® registration from the Bureau of Animal Industry.

David Saunders, CEO of LinkAsia Partners said, “The partnership with Arca Galleon will open doors and help to deliver the benefits of ActiBeet® to the Philippines market.  The availability of a natural betaine source from AGRANA provides the animal feed industry with a viable alternative for supply. ”

“This is a significant milestone for us as it marks the start of our business development in Philippines with Arca Galleon,” said Michael Frey, Sales Director AGRANA Starch.  “Arca Galleon has a professional team and broad distribution network in the Philippines, and we look forward to working with them as we take ActiBeet® to market.”

“As a leading supplier of refined agricultural raw materials for the food industry, AGRANA has earned a reputation of high product quality, traceability and innovative product concepts making it a supplier of choice for customers in the feed industry.” said Jay Sebastian L. Balboa, President of Arca Galleon Agriventures. “Interest for ActiBeet® as a new supply of natural betaine source has been brewing and we are excited to launch the business plans in the coming months.”


About AGRANA and ActiBeet®:

Established in 1988, AGRANA today is the leading sugar producer in Central and Eastern Europe and its starch segment is a major European manufacturer of specialty products.  AGRANA is also the world market leader in fruit preparations and Europe's largest producer of fruit juice concentrates.  AGRANA turns agricultural raw materials into high-quality foods and numerous industrial intermediate products. About 8,800 employees at more than 50 production sites worldwide generate annual revenue of around three billion euros.  For more information, visit AGRANA at

ActiBeet® is a natural source of betaine extracted from sugar beet molasses.  It is an effective organic osmolyte and methyl donor that is widely used in poultry, pig and aquaculture.  Benefits include better growth performance and improved carcass quality with low fat yield.  Like all of AGRANA’s sugar and starch products, ActiBeet® is GMO-free.

About Arca Galleon Agriventures, Inc.

Arca Galleon Agriventures, Inc., established in 2003, is a private company which imports and distributes veterinary and nutritional products as well as climate control equipment for the Philippines livestock and aquaculture sector.  Arca Galleon has a well established market reach in the Philippines and currently holds distribution rights for several international brands from leading manufacturers from the U.S., Spain, Singapore and China. For more information, please email us at

About LinkAsia Partners:

LinkAsia Partners Pte Ltd, a private company incorporated in Singapore, represents global manufacturers in the feed and food ingredient sector in Asia Pacific.  A dedicated regional team with headquarters in Singapore support channel partners and leading feed and food ingredient companies to bring evolutionary concepts and products to the market.  For more information, visit LinkAsia Partners at