Tate & Lyle invests in R&D in Australia

Posted by Editorial on 11th September 2009

Ingredients firm Tate & Lyle yesterday announced the opening of a new manufacturing and research and development facility for its Food Systems business in the Asia Pacific region, which they believe will “reinforce its position as a leading ingredient supplier to the food industry”.The new A$7m facility in Wacol, Queensland was officially opened by the Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Employment and Economic Development Andrew Fraser and will serve as the firm’s Food Systems Asia-Pacific headquarters.

“This facility is part of a global network of development centres and will continue to draw on that international knowledge base,” Brian Walker, Regional Sales Director of Tate & Lyle Food Systems, said.

Mr Walker noted that health, wellness and convenience remained the big trends in the food industry, but consumers do not want to compromise on taste. He expects the new facility to help its customers create new products to suit these trends.