Sao Paulo, Brazil – (April 9, 2012) – Tate & Lyle, a leading global provider of ingredients and solutions for the food, beverage and other industries, announces the opening of its new Application and Technical Service facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The new facility is part of Tate & Lyle’s global network of 15 applications and technical service laboratories that provide applications studies, rapid prototyping and complete formulation expertise to help food and beverage customers’ transition more quickly from product conception to market.
“Consumers’ desire for great-tasting, innovative foods and beverages is important for the continued growth of our customers,” said Oreste Fieschi, General Manager, Latin America, Tate & Lyle. “Our new facility provides enhanced opportunities for our applications and technical service experts to provide food and beverage expertise while collaborating with customers to develop reliable solutions to their challenges.”
The new facility is conveniently located close to Congonhas Domestic Airport in Sao Paulo, and offers expertise in the innovative, versatile application of Tate & Lyle’s ingredients that support new product development and line extensions in the beverage, bakery, soups, sauces and dressings, dairy and snack categories.
The new facility employs the latest technology available for sweeteners, health and wellness ingredients and texturants, including an IKA colloid mill and a RVA system to test the applicability and behavior of Tate & Lyle’s wide range of starches, simulating processing conditions.
“The technology at our new Brazilian Applications and Technical Service facility allows us to gain better precision and more accurate information about how processing conditions affect the final product,” said Daniel Severo, Applications and Technical Service Director, Latin America, Tate & Lyle.
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, Specialty Food Ingredients and Bulk Ingredients, supported by Innovation and Commercial Development. The Group's strategy is to become the leading global provider of Specialty Food Ingredients through a disciplined focus on growth, and by driving the Bulk Ingredients business for sustained cash generation to fuel this growth.
Specialty Food Ingredients include starch-based specialty ingredients (corn-based specialty starches, sweeteners and fibers), 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 2011, Tate & Lyle sales totaled £2.7 billion. http://www.tateandlyle.com.
SPLENDA® is a trademark of McNeil Nutritionals, LLC.