Our global technical service – your gateway to product success
Wherever you’re located, there’s a Tate & Lyle applications lab in your part of the world. And the team of entrepreneurially-minded food scientists and technologists you’ll find there are hand-picked to help you deliver successful new foods and beverages.
Deep technical know-how. State-of-the-art equipment. A global network of research labs, application labs and pilot plants. The full force of Tate & Lyle’s expertise and resources is at your service, at any stage of your product development process – helping to deliver the products and cost savings that will help drive your future success.
Technical services and facilities
Here’s an overview of our technical services and facilities, and how they work for you.
Our laboratories and pilot plant facilities are designed to accommodate customer project teams working on new food or beverage propositions, or optimising existing brands. Our technical service engineers support you and co-ordinate the project from initial brief, to prototyping, through to final industrial implementation. When you’re entirely happy, they’re happy.
We will help you diagnose the issue and help resolve processing problems, either at your premises, or working with analytical, application and sensory experts at one of our excellence centres’ applications and pilot labs.
We also use a range of specialist analytical techniques that help us understand and quantify the physical and chemical properties of our ingredients and products. These include particle size analysers, controlled stress rheometers, texture analysers, liquid chromatography systems, thermo-gravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry.
Our analytical chemists work on developing new methods, as well as implementing methods already approved by the scientific community, to ensure absolute consistency and reliability in your product’s functionality. They also collaborate with our quality experts to maintain the highest quality standards.
We have 15 regional applications labs on six continents. Each lab has small-scale equipment and resources including kitchen facilities, sensory rooms and much more. As a result, we can make a wide range of prototype products, and test them in conditions appropriate to your local market and manufacturing environment.
We also test our own ingredients in a wide variety of recipes, so we can better predict how they will work in your product, and correct any problems at an early stage. So, whether you’re making a fruit drink or a breakfast cereal, we have the experience and technology to deliver the results you want.
Our pilot plants are actually larger than many full-scale manufacturing facilities! Scaling up and testing formulations or experimental products here enables you to get new processes, products and technology absolutely right before commercialisation.
Our pilot plants also include semi-industrial food manufacturing facilities very similar to your own facilities.