Tate & Lyle has unveiled a €25 million investment initiative for its corn wet mill located in Boleráz, Slovakia, aimed at creating additional capacity for its leading non-GMO Promitor Soluble Fibres.
The programme is expected to boost Tate & Lyle’s fibre capacity to cater to worldwide customers. The facility, which was developed with Tate & Lyle’s fibre production expertise and technology for operational efficiency, will enable the company to expand its existing Promitor product offerings and introduce new ones in the future.
The programme will enable Tate & Lyle to meet the growing consumer demand for fibre, which is recognised for its role in promoting gut health and immunity.
Abigail Storms, Tate & Lyle’s SVP fibre and sweetener platform, said: “Tate & Lyle is the only dietary fibre producer with production in three continents. With the addition of this state-of-the-art production facility to our fibre network, we will offer customers even greater security of supply, with efficiency benefits intended to support accessible nutrition so that more consumers can access the many benefits of fibre.”
Kavita Karnik, Tate & Lyle’s global head of nutrition, regulatory and scientific affairs, added: “We know that reaching the daily fibre recommendation is challenging, and for most people, it is difficult to do so without exceeding their recommended calorie intake. This is where reformulation of the everyday products, like breakfast cereals, yogurt and bakery products, can be really effective in improving nutritional intake. Our Promitor Soluble Fibres have been shown to support gut health, promote calcium absorption and helping to maintain a healthy blood glucose response. Emerging science shows it may provide even wider benefits, including brain and metabolic health.”
The production of fibres during the initial phase of the programme will commence in mid-2024.
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