The German fruit juice company, Becker's Bester, has acquired the remaining shares in Neu's Fruchtsaefte, having first acquired a minority stake in the company in January 2001.

Both brands will now be marketed and distributed by the newly created company, Becker's Bester Neu's Vertriebsgesellschaft GmbH, with the Neu's juice brand earmarked for special development in the catering sector.

The companies will be run by three managing directors, Ernst Becker, Karl-Otto Becker and Thomas Pallocks, who was named as managing director following Friedhelm Neu's decision to leave the Neu's Fruchtsaefte board of directors.
The combined turnover of the two companies was €90m ($79.7m) in 2001, putting the merged group in the top 10 of German fruit juice producers.