Tate & Lyle has opened its new and expanded Latin American headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil.
According to the food and beverage ingredients supplier, the multimillion-dollar investment reflects the importance and growth potential of the Latin American region for the company.
The headquarters includes a new application centre, which is six times larger than Tate & Lyle’s previous centre in São Paulo and among the company’s largest globally.
The application centre has been designed to help industry manufacturers develop products that meet increasing consumer preferences for healthier, tastier food and beverages.
It includes a pilot plant and experimental kitchen, enabling customers to design and test different recipe formulations across a range of categories including dairy, beverage and bakery.
Other services include sensory analysis and shelf-life testing of products, as well as a room for focus groups with consumers.
“There is an increasing consumer demand in Latin America for more food and beverage options that can support healthier diets and lifestyles, and manufacturers are increasingly looking for new ways to reduce calories, fat and sugar, and enrich products,” said Oswaldo Nardinelli, senior vice president and general manager, food and beverage solutions, Latin America, Tate & Lyle.
“While the need and demand for healthier options is clear, we know that consumers will not compromise on taste and it’s this challenge – making healthy food tastier, and tasty food healthier – that our food scientists and application experts are helping food businesses overcome.
“Our new application centre brings together Tate & Lyle’s cutting-edge science, market-leading ingredients and product development capabilities, offering manufacturers across the region a convenient and high-quality one-stop shop for formulation.”
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