Tate & Lyle and Solevo announce new distribution partnership for West Africa

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29 June 2020, London, UK and Geneva, Switzerland: Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients, and Solevo, a leading distributor of chemicals and inputs for specific industrial and agricultural segments in Africa, today announced a new distribution partnership. Solevo has become the exclusive distributor of Tate & Lyle’s ingredients in West African countries including Ivory Coast, Senegal and Cameroon.

Traditional African cuisine with chillies in a bowl

This agreement comes from the companies’ shared ambition to offer innovative solutions in the African continent and provide local consumers with access to high-quality food and beverage ingredients, including low calorie sweeteners, health and wellness ingredients such as soluble fibre, texturants, stabilisers, and acidulants.

“We are proud to have Tate & Lyle as a partner,” said Matthieu Van Bree, Head of Industrial Chemicals, Solevo. “With this partnership, we are expanding our position in the market of speciality food ingredients and solutions we offer to our customers in the food and beverage industry.”

Dominique Floch, Regional Sales & Technical Director, Turkey, Middle East and Africa, Tate & Lyle, said: “It’s very exciting to have Solevo as our distribution partner for West Africa. The long history and experience of Solevo in Africa will be very useful to increase our market presence. The African food industry is growing fast and producers are looking for ingredients and solutions that help them meet growing consumer demand for great tasting, shelf-stable food and beverages that support healthier diets. With a partner like Solevo, we are ready to support these trends.”


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About Solevo

SOLEVO is a leading distributor of chemicals and inputs for specific industrial and agricultural segments in Africa where we have been for over 70 years a key strategic partner for industries and farmers.

Our Industry division includes products and services in 7 sectors: Water treatment, Mining, Beauty & Personal Care, Homecare & Industrial Cleaning, Oil & Gas, Food and Beverage Industry, Packaging. Our portfolio in Agriculture covers fertilizers, seeds, crop protection products.

Our goal is to provide our customers with innovative solutions and quality, high-performance, sustainable products to ensure production stability, to improve yields, to support industrial development in the mining and manufacturing sectors and to ensure access to drinking water.

For more information visit our website www.solevogroup.com or visit our LinkedIn page or contact us at communication@solevogroup.com.

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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 3,300 employees working in around 58 locations in 39 countries, serving customers across 121 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 2024, Tate & Lyle revenue from continuing operations totalled £1.65 billion. For more information, please visit https://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on LinkedinX (Twitter)Facebook or YouTube