Tate & Lyle opens new manufacturing and research and development facility in Australia

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Tate & Lyle today announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing and research and development facility for its Food Systems business for the Asia Pacific region in Wacol, Queensland which will reinforce its position as a leading ingredient supplier to the food industry.

The new $7m (AUD) facility, which was officially opened by the Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Employment and Economic Development Andrew Fraser, will also serve as Asia-Pacific headquarters for Tate & Lyle’s Food Systems business.

Brian Walker, Regional Sales Director of Tate & Lyle Food Systems, said: “This facility is part of a global network of development centres and will continue to draw on that international knowledge base. Our R&D investment is a real strength of the business and provides the basis of strong customer partnerships.

“The new R&D facility in Queensland is one more example of our commitment to help our customers develop innovative new food products.”

Tate & Lyle Food Systems works closely with manufacturers to develop food products which meet changing consumer needs. Its ingredients enable foods to maintain integrity throughout their shelf life, providing healthier products by reducing the fat content, reducing or replacing sugar, or enhancing the fibre content.

Mr Walker said health, wellness and convenience are the big trends in the food industry, but consumers do not want to compromise on taste. This is where Tate & Lyle’s expertise is valuable, helping customers develop good tasting healthier products.

“Our facility in Queensland incorporates the latest in innovative design and technology in food hygiene and allergen control. Everything has been designed to have minimal impact on the environment with extensive waste management regimes in place and the best in occupational health and safety for our staff,” Mr Walker said.

Tate & Lyle Food Systems is an internationally recognised business which supplies proprietary food stabiliser systems for the food industry in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, South East Asia and the Middle East. Tate & Lyle Food Systems products are found in many leading brands in Australia including yogurts, desserts and prepared salads and readymade meals. Tate & Lyle Food Systems has been a leading employer in South East Queensland for the last 19years and currently employs 35 staff in Australia alone. In 2007 Tate & Lyle acquired 80% of the internationally recognized food stabiliser business, GC Hahn Pty. Ltd.

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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