Tate & Lyle, a global provider of specialty food ingredients and solutions, has opened its upgraded Food Systems Global Innovation Center in Lübeck, Germany. In May 2016, the company decided to refocus the facility as a site dedicated exclusively to innovation, applications, and solutions expertise for customers of its global food systems business. As part of this refocusing, investments were made to expand and enhance the customer-facing facilities, and these are now complete and open for customers to use.
As well as its applications laboratories, the Lübeck Center includes four large pilot plants with dedicated areas for dairy, convenience foods, bakery, and meat preparation allowing for fully-customized prototype production as well as the demonstration of on-site technical expertise. The pilot plants have the capacity for up to 300 trials per month. The Center will also be used to hold customer and distributor events, including innovation workshops, seminars, and on-site technical training.
“We are delighted to welcome our customers to our state-of-the-art Food Systems Global Innovation Center in Lübeck,” said Brian Walker, senior vice president and general manager, Food Systems Europe, Middle East & Africa, Tate & Lyle. “Working with our technical experts across the world, this Center will play a pivotal role in the development and future growth of our global food systems business.”