What we do

Our heritage

We have been helping to make food people love for over a century.

Our structure

Our Structure

Tate & Lyle is made up of two business divisions: Speciality Food Ingredients and Bulk Ingredients.

Our strategy is to grow our Speciality Food Ingredients supported by steady earnings from Bulk Ingredients.

Our business divisions are supported by two global teams. Innovation and Commercial Development manages the innovation pipeline and is responsible for new product development.  Global Operations is responsible for the efficient operation of our manufacturing facilities, supply and demand planning, raw material sourcing, customer service and logistics, safety, sustainability, and the continuous improvement of our operations.

Three People

Meet the people behind Tate & Lyle

Everyone at Tate & Lyle has an important role to play in delivering our strategy and making us an extraordinary company.

Our Markets

We work with some of the world’s best businesses across food, beverage and industrial markets. Whilst food and beverage manufacturers make up more than 70% of our total sales, we have many customers in the industrial, animal feed, pharmaceutical and personal care markets.

Our areas of expertise

You’ll find our ingredients in products of most of the world’s top and most innovative food and beverage companies. We work in partnership with our customers, large and small, to develop unique, high-quality ingredients and solutions to meet consumer needs.

Speciality food ingredients use smart technology or intellectual property to develop innovative ingredients and solutions for customers globally that meet consumer demand for great tasting, healthier food and drink. Our customers value our technical and innovation expertise, insight and flexibility.

We work across the following platforms in this market:

• Sweeteners – which help reduce sugar and calories.  Products include high intensity sweeteners (e.g. SPLENDA® Sucralose) and speciality sweeteners (e.g. KRYSTAR® Crystalline Fructose, DOLCIA PRIMA® Allulose).
• Texturants – which provide key functionality such as thickening, shelf stability and fat reduction. Products include corn-based starches (e.g. REZISTA®), clean-label starches (e.g. CLARIA®) and our range of stabiliser systems.
• Wellness ingredients – including fibres and proteins. Products include dietary fibres (e.g. PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre, PromOat® Beta Glucan, STA-LITE® Polydextrose), and oat protein.

Bulk ingredients are all fairly similar and include products such as high fructose, corn syrup and acidulants. They are largely sold in markets where customers value supplier reliability, quality and value.

Tate & Lyle have sold starches to the paper and board industry, ethanol to the fuel industry and acidulants to household goods manufacturers for many years.

We have also developed bio-products such as Bio-PDO™, an ingredient commonly used in textiles and plastics.

Farmers and manufacturers of feed for livestock, fish and pets are important customers for the by-products of our production processes. By products such as corn gluten meal and corn gluten feed are sold to many customers in Europe and the Americas and help us to reduce the net cost of our raw materials.

A smaller market for Tate & Lyle, we expect pharmaceutical and personal care to grow in future but to stay relatively small in terms of the proportion of our total sales.

We currently sell two speciality ingredients to this market: Zemea™ for cosmetics and creams through our joint venture DuPont Tate & Lyle BioProducts and SPLENDA® Sucralose (for oral care products and to sweeten low calorie medicines).

Partner with us

Adding value at every step

We help our partners at every step. Find out how we go the extra mile for our customers.


Ingredient experts

We have a deep knowledge of how our ingredients work; read more about how we use our ingredients to create innovative solutions.

Why Tate & Lyle?

We’ve been making extraordinary food ingredients for over 150 years and long track record of success. Find out more about why our customers keep coming back.

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At a glance

Tate & Lyle is a vibrant, global and hardworking environment. Our purpose is to Make Food Extraordinary and all our people have an important part to play in making this happen.