Tate & Lyle celebrates opening of new capacity for dietary fibres at its facility in Boleráz, Slovakia

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€25 million investment establishes new capacity for its leading Non-GMO PROMITOR® Soluble Fibres

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, (8 May 2024): Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a world leader in ingredient solutions for healthier food and beverages, welcomed the British Ambassador to Slovakia, Nigel Baker, Tate & Lyle’s Chair, David Hearn and other guests to celebrate the formal opening of new capacity at its facility in Boleráz, Slovakia, for its leading Non-GMO PROMITOR® Soluble Fibres. 

The new capacity, representing a €25 million investment, is the first phase of a programme expected to significantly increase Tate & Lyle’s fibre capacity to serve both its European and global customer base. As well as providing new capacity, the project generates sustainability benefits through supply chain optimisation and improved energy efficiency. 

Igor Kovačovič, Tate & Lyle's Plant Manager at the Boleráz facility, said: “As a result of Tate & Lyle’s proprietary fibre production know-how, and through the use of the latest technology, this state-of-the-art facility gives us the ability to expand existing PROMITOR® product lines and seamlessly introduce new ones in the future.” 

The new capacity comes on line at a time of growing consumer demand for dietary fibres, not just as a tool for improving gut health but also supporting overall health, immunity and mental health. It also aligns with customer requirements for added fibre and improved nutrition benefits. Tate & Lyle’s proprietary research shows that over half (54%)1 of global consumers plan to consume more fibre. Customer demand for sugar reduction solutions continues to grow and fibre is playing an increasingly important role, as a value added, nutritious bulking ingredient. 

PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre is a corn based soluble fibre with over twice the digestive tolerance of inulin, reducing the possibility of digestive discomfort. Its high fibre content makes it ideal for use at lower inclusion levels to reach nutritional targets. 

Abigail Storms, Tate & Lyle’s SVP Fibre and Sweetener Platform, said:  “Our customers appreciate Tate & Lyle has an industry leading soluble fibre production network with capacity in three continents3. The addition of this new capacity at this production facility means we can offer customers even greater security of fibre supply at greater speed, supporting consumer demand for more accessible fibre enhanced nutrition.” 

 

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References: 

1.Tate & Lyle Proprietary Global Ingredient Perception Research 2022-23 
2. Mintel GNPD Data 2017-22 shows 14% of high or added fibre launches carried a ‘no added sugar’ claim (17% CAGR over the timeframe), followed by 10% carrying a ‘low/reduced sugar’ claim (17% CAGR), and 7% carrying a ‘low/no/reduced’ calorie claim (3% CAGR). 
3. Tate & Lyle’s other fibre production facilities are in the US, the Netherlands and China. 

For media enquiries, contact: 

Maxine Boersma, Snr Manager, Global Corporate PR, Tate & Lyle PLC 
Maxine.Boersma@tateandlyle.com +44(0) 7502 919579 

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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

PROMITOR soluble fibre

PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre

PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre meets consumer demands for digestive tolerance, taste and texture and, depending on country, enables manufacturers to make a variety of fibre content claims and health benefit claims.

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