Tate & Lyle announces the opening of a new Technical Service Laboratory in Princeton, NJ.
The new Laboratory, which will be part of Tate & Lyle’s Speciality Food Ingredients business, will shorten the food and beverage development cycle by increasing Tate & Lyle’s ability to provide its customers in the Northeast with faster response times, rapid prototyping and more collaborative partnerships.
“Establishing a new Technical Service Laboratory on the East Coast further strengthens our capacity to collaborate with our food and beverage customers to help them grow their bottom lines,” says Nick Fosteras, North America General Manager, Specialty Food Ingredients, Tate & Lyle. “This new laboratory complements our investment in building a new Commercial and Food Innovation Center in Hoffman Estates, Chicago, as well as new laboratories in Latin America, and emphasizes our continued commitment to growing our Speciality Food Ingredients business.”
The new laboratory is designed to support projects with short product development cycles. It will house analytical instrumentation for rheology and microscopy as well as equipment for prototyping of beverages, baked goods, fillings, convenience foods and snacks. The facility also will house a training room for Tate & Lyle’s experts to conduct product development training as well as presentations about the latest insights about consumers’ attitudes about and preferences for food ingredients and healthy eating.
“With consumers’ ever-changing needs, we understand the need for food and beverage manufacturers to remain competitive by developing new products quickly,” says Joni Simms, Director, Technical Service, Specialty Food Ingredients, Tate & Lyle.
“That’s why Tate & Lyle is opening a new Technical Service Laboratory. As a partner to food and beverage processors, we believe it’s absolutely critical for us to become extensions of their teams and help them develop new products that will continue to grow their businesses,” Simms adds.
The new laboratory will be open the end of March 2011 in the Princeton Corporate Plaza in Princeton, NJ.
About Tate & Lyle
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. Through our large-scale, efficient manufacturing plants, we turn raw materials into distinctive, high quality ingredients for our customers. Our ingredients and solutions add taste, texture, nutrition and increased functionality to products that millions of people around the world use or consume every day.
Tate & Lyle’s range of leading branded food ingredients includes SPLENDA® Sucralose, PROMITOR™ Dietary Fiber and STA-LITE® Polydextrose. Tate & Lyle also produces branded industrial ingredients including Bio-PDO™, Ethylex® and Sta-Lok® paper starches; and staple ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, ethanol, citric acid and basic starches. In addition to providing a wide range of ingredients our Innovation and Commercial Development Group supports customers by providing product development, technical advice and proprietary consumer insight studies.
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 2010, Tate & Lyle employed 5,666 people in its subsidiaries and joint ventures, and sales totalled £3.50 billion. http://www.tateandlyle.com.
SPLENDA® is a trademark of McNeil Nutritionals, LLC