Tate & Lyle has completed an expansion of its Singapore food application centre as it aims to boost food ingredient solutions in the region.
The site has doubled in size to meet growing industry demand for ingredients and solutions with lower sugar, fat and calories.
The laboratory includes pilot-scale capabilities in beverage, dairy, bakery, sauce and dressing processing that enable Tate & Lyle food scientists to work in collaboration with food and beverage partners to develop products that meet consumers’ needs.
Tate & Lyle said its application and technical service teams “also provide the technical capability, recipe knowledge and optimisation expertise needed for manufacturers to overcome processing and scale-up challenges”.
Harry Boot, general manager of Tate & Lyle Asia Pacific, said: “Manufacturers are increasingly looking to agile and expert partners like Tate & Lyle to help them meet growing consumer demand for great-tasting food and beverages that support balanced diets and lifestyles.
“Our Singapore application centre brings together Tate & Lyle’s cutting-edge science, market leading ingredients and product development capabilities, offering a formulation one-stop-shop for manufacturers across the region.”
The announcement follows on from Tate & Lyle’s investment last year to expand the capacity of its facility in Jiangsu Province, China, to provide speciality food ingredients and solutions.
Earlier this year, the company named Nick Hampton as its new chief executive, effective 1 April 2018.
Tate & Lyle’s Singapore application centre is also the company’s Asia-Pacific headquarters and is supported by a network of applications laboratories, sales and technical service resources in Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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