Tate & Lyle expands its Singapore laboratory
Increasing demand for ingredients and solutions that lower sugar, fat and calories has prompted Tate & Lyle to double the size of its Singapore laboratory.
Expansion plans were announced in 2016, but the global specialty ingredients provider has just announced their completion. The major expansion will transform the application centre — which already serves as the company’s Asia–Pacific headquarters — into a hub for food and beverage formulation in the Asia–Pacific region.
This is a particularly lucrative market for healthy and convenient foods, with consumers increasingly calling for more milk and dairy snacks.
To accommodate for this, Tate & Lyle’s new lab will see a number of upgrades come into effect, such as pilot-scale capabilities in beverage, dairy, bakery, sauce and dressing processing. Not only will this help confirm the company’s strong position in this region, it will also allow food scientists and food and beverage partners to collaborate to produce more food offerings for consumers.
The lab will also widen its analytical capabilities which, alongside Tate & Lyle’s application and technical service teams, will bring together the multidisciplinary approach needed to drive successful food formulation and help manufacturers to overcome processing and scale-up challenges.
“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,” said Harry Boot, general manager and senior vice president, Tate & Lyle Asia Pacific.
“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.”
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