December 13, 2012, Shanghai, China – Tate & Lyle, the global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions to the food and beverage industries, is pleased to announce the official opening of its new, upgraded Shanghai Offices and Application Centre located at Caohejing Hi-Tech Development Zone. The new premises include leading-edge applications and technical service laboratories and pilot plant equipment for the production of food and beverage prototypes.
The opening ceremony was held on 7 December 2012 and was attended by several customers and food and beverage industry representatives, as well as senior management and employees of Tate & Lyle. Guests were given a tour of the new offices and laboratories and participated in product sample tasting and other activities.
Adam Richardson, Vice President and General Manager, Speciality Food Ingredients, Asia Pacific, Tate & Lyle said, “Our investment to upgrade our Shanghai Application Centre is a clear demonstration of Tate & Lyle’s commitment to help food and beverage companies in China develop new and high quality products”.
Ping Chen, R&D Director, Asia Pacific, Tate & Lyle added, “Our new Application Centre will help us improve our understanding of the needs of the Asian consumer, and ensure we can deliver on our core objective of helping our customers launch consistently winning products.”
The new Centre is part of Tate & Lyle’s global network of Application and Technical Service Centres designed to leverage Tate & Lyle’s global technical expertise to help meet local taste preferences and to deliver rapid response times.
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 world.
Tate & Lyle operates through two global business units, Speciality Food Ingredients and Bulk Ingredients, supported by the Innovation and Commercial Development group. The Group's strategy is to become the leading global provider of Speciality Food Ingredients through a disciplined focus on growth, and by driving Bulk Ingredients for sustained cash generation to fuel this growth.
Speciality Food Ingredients consists of three platforms: Texturants, which includes speciality starches and stabilisers; Sweeteners, which comprises nutritive sweeteners and our range of no-calorie sweeteners including SPLENDA® Sucralose; and our Health and Wellness portfolio which includes speciality fibres and our salt-reduction offering. Additionally, our food systems business provides a wide variety of blended ingredient solutions.
Tate & Lyle Bulk Ingredients includes bulk sweeteners, industrial starches and fermentation products (primarily acidulants). Corn 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 2013, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £3.3 billion. http://www.tateandlyle.com. SPLENDA® is a trademark of McNeil Nutritionals, LLC.