13 December 2012

Tate & Lyle Opens New Offices and Application Centre in Shanghai, China

- Application Centre located at Caohejing Hi-Tech Development Zone 

Shanghai, China - 13 December 2012 - Tate & Lyle, the global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions to the food and beverage industries, announced the official opening of its new, upgraded Shanghai Offices and Application Centre located at Caohejing Hi-Tech Development Zone. The new premises include leading-edge applications and technical service laboratories and pilot plant equipment for the production of food and beverage prototypes. 

The opening ceremony was held on 7 December 2012 and was attended by several customers and food and beverage industry representatives, as well as senior management and employees of Tate & Lyle. Guests were given a tour of the new offices and laboratories and participated in product sample tasting and other activities. 

Adam Richardson, Vice President and General Manager, Speciality Food Ingredients, Asia Pacific, Tate & Lyle said, “Our investment to upgrade our Shanghai Application Centre is a clear demonstration of Tate & Lyle’s commitment to help food and beverage companies in China develop new and high quality products”. 

Ping Chen, R&D Director, Asia Pacific, Tate & Lyle added, “Our new Application Centre will help us improve our understanding of the needs of the Asian consumer, and ensure we can deliver on our core objective of helping our customers launch consistently winning products.” 

The new Centre is part of Tate & Lyle’s global network of Application and Technical Service Centres designed to leverage Tate & Lyle’s global technical expertise to help meet local taste preferences and to deliver rapid response times.

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, Speciality Food Ingredients and Bulk Ingredients, supported by Innovation and Commercial Development. In the year to 31 March 2012, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £3.1 billion. 

Source: Tate & Lyle