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About Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC

Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas, the US subsidiary of UK ingredient giant Tate & Lyle, is one of a handful of producers that make high-fructose corn syrup -- the liquid sweetener used by virtually all soft-drink manufacturers in the world. In addition to corn syrup, Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas manufactures sweeteners (including sucralose, the main ingredient in SPLENDA), acidulants, and commodities (e.g., corn gluten feed and meal and corn oil). The company also provides industrial starches to paper and packaging industries.

Financial Performance

Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas' parent company, Tate & Lyle, reported stagnant sales of about £1.6 billion in the Americas between 2019 and 2018.

Strategy

Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas' parent's strategy for growth in the US involves diversifying its portfolio of low-cost commodity base ingredients and modifying its ingredient sourcing activities to address growing customer concern over sugar's health effects and the ecological impacts of large-scale corn cultivation.

In 2019 the company signed a supply and licensing agreement with protein engineering company Codexis to use some of its enzymes in Tate & Lyle's Tasteva M Stevia Sweetener. The product is a better tasting form of stevia -- a zero-calorie sweetener alternative to sugar.

The previous year Tate & Lyle partnered with Land O' Lakes to use the company's Truterra Insights Engine to help corn farmers in the Midwest measure the environmental impact of their growing activities. The technology facilitates real-time, acre-by-acre assessment of return on investment of users' sustainability efforts, creating higher transparency which Tate & Lyle uses to inform its supply chain strategy.

In response to substantial cost increases related to materials, logistics, and transportation in North America in 2018, Tate & Lyle raised prices between 3% and 11% on its specialty starches, fibers, and oat offerings; specialty and high-intensity sweeteners; and stabilization and functional ingredient systems.

Company Background

Interest from development-stage enterprises has been picking up. In spring 2011 Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas inked a manufacturing deal with Genomatica to set aside a demonstration-scale production plant for expanding the Bio-butanediol (Bio-BDO) process. Bio-BDO, a petroleum alternative, is used in spandex, urethane foams, and thermoplastics. Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas a few months earlier, contracted with Amyris, another renewable products developer, to produce farnesene. Amyris will sell the farnesene directly for industrial applications or apply a finishing step to form a variety of other sustainable alternatives to petroleum-based ingredients.

Concurrently, Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas took another step away from the bulk ingredients business by selling off certain operations. In mid-2011 it completed the sale of its Fort Dodge, Iowa, corn wet mill ethanol facility to food and industrial products giant Cargill for approximately $57.6 million.

Founded as A.E. Staley Manufacturing Company in 1898, it changed its name to Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas, LLC in 2005. The company was founded in 1898.

Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC

2200 E ELDORADO ST
Decatur, IL 62521-1578
Phone: 1 (217) 423-4411

Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Chief Executive: Javed Ahmed
Chairman: Peter Gershon
President, Global Operations: Pierre Schoumacher
Employees (This Location): 1,145
Employees (All Locations): 2,098

Major Office Locations

Decatur, IL

Other Locations

Mc Intosh, AL
Van Buren, AR
Cocoa, FL
Findlay, IL
Heyworth, IL
Hoffman Estates, IL
Le Roy, IL
Lafayette, IN
Westborough, MA
Houlton, ME
Duluth, MN
Creedmoor, NC
Dayton, OH
Morrisville, PA
Loudon, TN