Tate & Lyle opens upgraded Food Systems Global Innovation Centre in Germany


Speciality food ingredients and solutions provider Tate & Lyle has unveiled its upgraded Food Systems Global Innovation Centre in Lübeck, Germany.

Last May, Tate & Lyle’s Food Systems facility in Lübeck was refocused as a site dedicated exclusively to innovation, applications and solutions expertise for customers of its global Food Systems business.

As part of the refocusing, the company has invested in its Food Systems Global Innovation Centre to expand and enhance the customer-facing facilities.

Tate & Lyle Europe Middle East and Africa Food Systems SVP and general manager Brian Walker said: “We are delighted to welcome our customers to our state-of-the-art Food Systems Global Innovation Centre in Lübeck.

“Our centre in Lübeck is very important as it is the hub through which this global innovation and expertise in Food Systems is shared.”

“Working with our technical experts across the world, this centre will play a pivotal role in the development and future growth of our global Food Systems business.”

The company has noted that the enhancements have been completed and is now open for customers to use.

The Lübeck centre now features four large pilot plants with dedicated areas for dairy, convenience, bakery and meat preparation, allowing for fully customised prototype production abd the demonstration of on-site technical expertise.

The pilot plants have the capacity for up to 300 trials a month.

Tate & Lyle Global Food Systems research and development director Gianluca Brusoni said: “In Food Systems, we operate locally but innovate and share recipes and technical expertise globally, so that our teams of technical experts across the world are able to consistently provide our customers with the bespoke solutions they need in their local markets.

“Our centre in Lübeck is very important as it is the hub through which this global innovation and expertise in Food Systems is shared.”

The new centre will also be used to hold customer and distributor events, including innovation workshops, seminars and on-site technical training.