Tate & Lyle Re-opens its U.S. SPLENDA® Sucralose Facility to Meet Customer Demand for its High Quality No Calorie Sweetener

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Chicago – (April 10, 2012) – Tate & Lyle is pleased to announce the re-opening of its McIntosh, Alabama, SPLENDA® Sucralose production facility. The re-start of its original SPLENDA® Sucralose facility, alongside its second facility in Singapore, reinforces Tate & Lyle’s position as the leading global provider of sucralose.

Olivier Rigaud, President, Specialty Food Ingredients, Tate & Lyle, explains: “Demand for SPLENDA® Sucralose continues to be driven by three major factors: the underlying global consumer trend for healthier products particularly to help address rising levels of diabetes and obesity in both the developed and developing markets, customers using SPLENDA® Sucralose to optimize taste and manufacturing costs in the face of high and volatile commodity prices, and the technical expertise and high quality of our product due to our 30 years of experience working with sucralose”

Rigaud added: “Tate & Lyle’s continuing investment in sucralose manufacturing technology means that our two large scale SPLENDA® Sucralose facilities in the U.S. and Singapore both operate at a level of efficiency, environmental stewardship and sustainability surpassed by none, and have the highest standards of quality, traceability and reliability for our customers.”

The McIntosh facility was the original manufacturing facility for Tate & Lyle’s global SPLENDA® Sucralose business, but was mothballed in 2009 when Tate & Lyle achieved a breakthrough in manufacturing yields at its Singapore facility. The restart of production at McIntosh, which took place ahead of schedule, was assisted by the return of many of the previous employees at the facility.

“We are proud that more than 75% of our former operators and technicians, many with more than ten years of experience working on sucralose production, have returned to McIntosh to continue delivering an excellent product,” says Rigaud.

Beverage OPTIMIZE™

Tate & Lyle recently announced the launch of its new Beverage OPTIMIZE™ formulation service to work directly with customers on reducing sugars using the company’s strong portfolio of high-quality sweetener options, including SPLENDA® Sucralose. To request more information please email [email protected].


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 totalled £2.7 billion. www.tateandlyle.com.

SPLENDA® is a trademark of McNeil Nutritionals, LLC.


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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 TwitterLinkedinFacebook or YouTube