CHICAGO, June 13, 2012 - Tate & Lyle, a global provider of
ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other
industries, today officially opened its new Commercial and
Food Innovation Centre in the Hoffman Estates suburb of
The 110,000-sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility is designed
to facilitate customer collaboration from 'idea-to-plate'
through the development of new food and beverage products
that satisfy consumers' increasing demand for health,
convenience, value and taste, and to significantly
accelerate their delivery to market.
The new Centre will act as the cornerstone for Tate &
Lyle's increasing global network of research, food
application and technical support laboratories and will
serve as the global headquarters of its Innovation and
Commercial Development unit. It also is the North American
headquarters of Tate & Lyle's Speciality Food Ingredients
The new Centre includes advanced food science research and
processing laboratories, applications and technical
services laboratories, a culinary demonstration kitchen, a
full suite of consumer insight and sensory testing
facilities, pilot plant and prototype manufacturing
facilities, and extensive global communications
At today's Grand Opening, customers and other visitors were
joined by senior executives and employees from Tate & Lyle
for a tour of the facility, culinary demonstrations,
sampling of products, and other events.
Speaking at the official opening ceremony, Olivier Rigaud,
President, Speciality Food Ingredients said, "Our new
Centre demonstrates our commitment to develop distinctive,
high-quality speciality food ingredients and solutions for
our customers across the world. The Centre's
state-of-the-art facilities together with our highly
skilled and experienced teams of scientists, marketers and
product managers, provide a unique combination to help meet
our customer's functional, formulation and nutritional
needs, and to accelerate the process of bringing new
products to market."
Karl Kramer, President, Innovation and Commercial
Development said, "The new Centre will enable us to
collaborate more closely with our customers and deliver the
creative solutions they need to stay ahead in today's
fast-paced and evolving global marketplace."
About Tate & Lyle:
Tate & Lyle is a global provider of ingredients and
solutions to the food, beverage and other industries,
operating from over 30 production facilities around the
Tate & Lyle operates through two global business units,
Speciality Food Ingredients and Bulk Ingredients, supported
by Innovation and Commercial Development. The Group's
strategy is to become the leading global provider of
Speciality Food Ingredients through a disciplined focus on
growth, and by driving the Bulk Ingredients business for
sustained cash generation to fuel this growth.
Speciality Food Ingredients include starch-based speciality
ingredients (corn-based speciality starches, sweeteners and
fibres), no calorie sweeteners (including SPLENDA®
Sucralose) and Food Systems which provides blended
ingredient solutions. Bulk Ingredients include corn-based
bulk sweeteners, industrial starches and fermentation
products (primarily acidulants). The co-products from both
divisions are primarily sold as animal feed.
Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under
the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under
TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2012, Tate & Lyle sales
totalled £3.1 billion. http://www.tateandlyle.com.
SPLENDA® is a trademark of McNeil Nutritionals, LLC