Tate & Lyle and Solevo announce new distribution partnership for West Africa

Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients, and Solevo, a leading blender, packer and distributor of agricultural and industrial inputs in Africa, today announced a new distribution partnership. Solevo has become the exclusive distributor of Tate & Lyle’s ingredients in West African countries including Ivory Coast, Senegal and Cameroon.

This agreement comes from the companies’ shared ambition to offer innovative solutions in the African continent and provide local consumers with access to high-quality food and beverage ingredients, including low calorie sweeteners, health and wellness ingredients such as soluble fibre, texturants, stabilisers, and acidulants.

“We are proud to have Tate & Lyle as a partner,” said Matthieu Van Bree, Head of Industrial Chemicals, Solevo. “With this partnership, we are expanding our position in the market of speciality food ingredients and solutions we offer to our customers in the food and beverage industry.”

Dominique Floch, Regional Sales & Technical Director, Turkey, Middle East and Africa, Tate & Lyle, said: “It’s very exciting to have Solevo as our distribution partner for West Africa. The long history and experience of Solevo in Africa will be very useful to increase our market presence. The African food industry is growing fast and producers are looking for ingredients and solutions that help them meet growing consumer demand for great tasting, shelf-stable food and beverages that support healthier diets. With a partner like Solevo, we are ready to support these trends.”