June 13, 2012
CHICAGOTate & Lyles new Commercial and Food Innovation Centre in the Hoffman Estates suburb of Chicago opened June 13. The new center will act as the cornerstone for the companys increasing global network of research, food application and technical support laboratories and will serve as the global headquarters of its Innovation and Commercial Development unit. It also is the North American headquarters of Tate & Lyles Specialty Food Ingredients division.
The 110,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility is designed to facilitate customer collaboration from idea to plate" through the development of new food and beverage products that satisfy consumers increasing demand for health, convenience, value and taste, and to significantly accelerate their delivery to market.
The new center includes advanced food science research and processing laboratories, applications and technical services laboratories, a culinary demonstration kitchen, a full suite of consumer insight and sensory testing facilities, pilot plant and prototype manufacturing facilities, and extensive global communications capabilities.
Our new center demonstrates our commitment to develop distinctive, high-quality specialty food ingredients and solutions for our customers across the world. The centers state-ofthe-art facilities, together with our highly skilled and experienced teams of scientists, marketers and product managers, provide a unique combination to help meet our customers functional, formulation and nutritional needs, and to accelerate the process of bringing new products to market," said Olivier Rigaud, President, Specialty Food Ingredients.
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