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Tate & Lyle unveils upgraded Food Systems Global Innovation Centre in Lübeck, Germany

Lübeck, Germany, 15 March 2017 – Tate & Lyle PLC (“Tate & Lyle”), a leading global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, is pleased to unveil its upgraded Food Systems Global Innovation Centre in Lübeck, Germany.  

In May 2016, Tate & Lyle’s Food Systems facility in Lübeck was refocused as a site dedicated exclusively to innovation, applications and solutions expertise for customers of its global Food Systems business. As part of this refocusing, investments were made to expand and enhance the customer-facing facilities, and these are now complete and open for customers to use. 

As well as its extensive applications laboratories, the Lübeck Centre includes four large state-of-the-art pilot plants with dedicated areas for dairy, convenience, bakery and meat preparation allowing for fully customised prototype production as well as the demonstration of on-site technical expertise. The pilot plants have the capacity for up to 300 trials per month. The Centre will also be used to hold customer and distributor events, including innovation workshops, seminars and on-site technical training. 

Brian Walker, SVP & General Manager, Food Systems Europe, Middle East & Africa, Tate & Lyle, said: 
“We are delighted to welcome our customers to our state-of-the-art Food Systems Global Innovation Centre in Lübeck. Working with our technical experts across the world, this Centre will play a pivotal role in the development and future growth of our global Food Systems business.”
 
Gianluca Brusoni, Director Global Food Systems R&D and Applications, Tate & Lyle, said:
“In Food Systems, we operate locally but innovate and share recipes and technical expertise globally, so that our teams of technical experts across the world are able to consistently provide our customers with the bespoke solutions they need in their local markets. Our Centre in Lübeck is very important as it is the hub through which this global innovation and expertise in Food Systems is shared.”
 
The Centre in Lübeck is part of Tate & Lyle’s global network of applications laboratories, which includes Tate & Lyle’s Commercial and Food Innovation Centre in Chicago, its primary research and innovation centre. Customers visit these laboratories to work with Tate & Lyle’s food scientists to reformulate their products and to develop solutions using Tate & Lyle’s wide range of ingredients. 

Read our Press Release in German

Watch our video to get to know the Tate & Lyle Food Systems Innovation Centre in Lübeck, Germany.

Note to Editors:
1. Tate & Lyle’s global Food Systems business has operations in North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America,
2. In Europe, the Food Systems business has two manufacturing sites, in Mold (UK) and Ossona (Italy). 
 



For more information contact:


Christopher Marsh
Group VP, Investor and Media Relations
Tate & Lyle PLC
+44 (0)20 7257 2110
+44 (0)779 619 2688
Investor.Relations@tateandlyle.com

Miriam Wilkens
VP, Communications
Tate & Lyle PLC
+44 (0)207 257 2144
+44 (0)7768775762
miriam.wilkens@tateandlyle.com


About Tate & Lyle:
Tate & Lyle is a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, with operations in over 30 locations worldwide.

Tate & Lyle operates through two global divisions, Speciality Food Ingredients and Bulk Ingredients, supported by our Innovation and Commercial Development and Global Operations groups. The Group's strategy is to become a leading global provider of Speciality Food Ingredients through a disciplined focus on growth, and by driving Bulk Ingredients for sustained cash generation to fuel this growth.

Speciality Food Ingredients consists of three platforms: Texturants, which includes speciality starches and stabilisers; Sweeteners, which comprises nutritive sweeteners and our range of no-calorie sweeteners including SPLENDA® Sucralose; and our Health and Wellness portfolio which includes speciality fibres and our salt-reduction offering. Additionally, our Food Systems business provides a wide variety of blended ingredient solutions.

Tate & Lyle Bulk Ingredients includes bulk sweeteners, industrial starches and fermentation products (primarily acidulants). Corn 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 2016, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.4 billion. For more information, please visit http://www.tateandlyle.com

SPLENDA® is a trademark of Heartland Consumer Products LLC.