Tate & Lyle celebrates formal opening of new capacity at its oat ingredients facility in Kimstad, Sweden

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Formal opening of the new capacity at the oat ingredients facility in Kimstad, Sweden.

Kimstad, Sweden, 16 September 2016 – Tate & Lyle PLC (“Tate & Lyle”), a leading global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, today welcomed local dignitaries, employees and other guests to a ceremony to celebrate the formal opening of its expanded capacity at its oat ingredients manufacturing facility in Kimstad, Sweden.

The expansion, which is part of the £100 million investment in additional capacity for Speciality Food Ingredients announced in May 2014, means that capacity at the facility has increased more than tenfold since it was acquired by Tate & Lyle in 2013.

At the facility, Tate & Lyle uses a unique patented manufacturing process, without the addition of chemicals, to transform locally sourced Swedish oats into high value ingredients such as PromOat® Beta Glucan and PrOatein® Oat Protein which are used in a wide variety of food and beverages including breakfast cereals, smoothies, baked goods, bars and sports shakes.The facility also produces Avenacare® Oat Beta Glucan for use in the personal care and cosmetics industries.

Following completion of the expansion earlier in 2016, the Kimstad facility underlined its commitment to quality and food safety by obtaining an AA-grade BRC Global Standard for Food Safety certification.

Joan Braca, President, Speciality Food Ingredients, Tate & Lyle said:

“We continue to see growing demand for oat ingredients across the world as consumers look for healthier and tastier foods. Through the expansion of our facility in Sweden, and our deep formulation expertise, we will be able to help our customers develop more products with health-benefit claims and functional benefits.”

Caroline Sanders, Sales Director, Oat Nutrition, Tate & Lyle commented:

“PromOat® Beta Glucan is a source of beta glucan – the soluble dietary fibre in oat bran that provides important functional and health benefits. The use of PromOat® can give access to a number of health claims, such as lowering blood cholesterol and lessening the risk of coronary heart disease. Enriching foods and beverages with this natural, heart-healthy oat fibre means we can offer new growth opportunities to our customers.

“Oat protein is rich in certain essential amino acids that are important for muscle growth and recovery. And what’s more, our PrOatein® ingredient tastes good, making it ideal to meet the fast-growing consumer demand for nutritious, protein-enriched foods – including vegan foods.”

Henrik Schmidt, Vice President and General Manager, Oat Ingredients, Tate & Lyle said:

“The expansion at our facility in Kimstad has brought significant benefits to the local community.  The number of employees at the facility has more than doubled since 2013 and many local companies have been used to deliver the expansion and provide supplies and services. We would like to thank the local authorities for their support of this project and we look forward to our continued relationship with them." 

About Tate & Lyle: 
Tate & Lyle is a global provider of solutions and ingredients for food, beverage and industrial markets.

Tate & Lyle operates through two global divisions, Food & Beverage Solutions and Primary Products, supported by the Innovation and Commercial Development and Global Operations teams. Food & Beverage Solutions is focused on growth by building leading positions globally in the categories of beverages, dairy, and soups, sauces and dressings. Primary Products is focused on delivering steady earnings and generating cash.

Food & Beverage Solutions consists of: Texturants, including speciality starches; Sweeteners, including low- and no-calorie sweeteners; and a Health and Wellness portfolio comprising mainly speciality fibres; and Stabilisers and Functional Systems, which are bespoke ingredient blends that ensure foods retain their structure.

Primary Products consists of high-volume sweeteners, industrial starches and fermentation products (primarily acidulants).  It also sells co-products from the corn milling process as animal nutrition.

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 2020, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.9 billion. For more information, please visit http://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on Twitter or Linkedin.

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