What we do


Tate & Lyle is a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries. Through our large-scale, efficient manufacturing plants, we turn raw materials into distinctive, high quality ingredients for our customers. Our ingredients and solutions add taste, texture, nutrition and increased functionality to products that millions of people around the world use or consume every day.

Tate & Lyle was founded in the UK in 1921 but its roots can be traced back to a number of companies established in the middle of the 19th century focused on sugars in Europe, and corn milling in the USA and Europe. Tate & Lyle is headquartered in the UK and operates more than 45 production facilities around the world.

Purpose and strategy

Tate & Lyle’s purpose is to become the leading global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions.

Our strategy is to deliver sustainable long-term growth and returns for our shareholders through:

  • disciplined focus on growing our speciality food ingredients business
    – deeper customer understanding, continuous innovation and agility
    – stronger positions in high-growth markets
  • driving our bulk ingredients and sugars businesses for sustained cash generation to fuel this growth.
More details of how we will deliver on this strategy are given in the Chief Executive’s review.