24 May 2013

Tate & Lyle Opens New Technical Service Centre in Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico – 24 May 2013 – Tate & Lyle, a leading global provider of ingredients and solutions for the food, beverage and other industries, announced the opening of its Technical Service Centre in Mexico City. This facility is part of Tate & Lyle’s extensive global network of innovation, application and technical service centres that provide application development, rapid prototyping and complete formulation, process and evaluation expertise to help food and beverage customers’ transition more quickly from product conception to market. 

“Consumers’ desire for great-tasting, innovative food and beverages is important for the continued growth of our customers,” said Oreste Fieschi, General Manager, Latin America, Tate & Lyle. “Our new facility enhances new opportunities for our applications and technical service experts to provide food and beverage expertise, while collaborating with customers to develop differentiated and reliable solutions to their challenges.” 

The new site is conveniently located close to the World Trade Centre, Mexico DF, and offers expertise in the innovative, versatile application of Tate & Lyle’s ingredients that support new product development and line extensions in beverage, bakery and confectionery, convenience, dairy and snack categories. 

The new technical service centre applies the latest technology available for sweeteners, wellness ingredients and texturants, including a multi-functional and scale-up high performance colloid mill, a pilot scale convection oven plus a high precision texture analyser, to test the application and behavior of Tate & Lyle’s wide range of products. 

Luis Fernandez, VP Global Applications, Tate & Lyle added, “Our new Technical Service Centre is fully connected with Tate & Lyle’s global innovation network and is prepared to help Mexican and Central America’s food and beverage manufacturers undertake new product development. Working on strategic partnership with our customers we can CREATE™, OPTIMIZE™, REBALANCE™ or ENRICH™ foods and beverages”. 

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. The Group's strategy is to become the leading global provider of Speciality Food Ingredients through a disciplined focus on growth, and by driving the Bulk Ingredients business for sustained cash generation to fuel this growth. In the year to 31 March 2012, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £3.1 billion. 

Source: Tate & Lyle