Tate & Lyle Opens Global State-of-the-Art Commercial and Food Innovation Centre near Chicago, Illinois

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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 Chicago, Illinois.

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 division.

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 capabilities.

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.”



New Centre designed to facilitate customer collaboration and to accelerate innovation in speciality food ingredients

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About Tate & Lyle: 
Supported by our 160-year history of ingredient innovation, we partner with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. We are proud that millions of people around the world consume products containing our ingredients every day.

Through our expertise in sweetening, fortification, and texture, we develop ingredient solutions which reduce sugar, calories, and fat, add fibre and protein, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, snacks, soups, sauces, and dressings.

We have more than 3,500 employees working in around 57 locations across 39 countries. Science, Solutions, Society is our brand promise and how we will achieve our purpose of Transforming Lives Through the Science of Food. By living our purpose we believe we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society. We live our purpose in three ways, by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet.

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 2023, Tate & Lyle revenue from continuing operations totalled £1.75 billion. For more information, please visit https://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on LinkedinX (Twitter)Facebook or YouTube