Tate & Lyle
It has been a difficult year, but as we near the end of the EU Sugar Regime restructuring period, we see increasing evidence of equilibriu, returning to the EU sugar market. Ian Bacon Chief Executive, Sugars

About the business

Our Sugars division is the largest cane sugar refiner in the EU. It has well-known brands such as Tate & Lyle Sugars and Lyle’s Golden Syrup in the UK; Sidul and Sores in Portugal; and Melli in Vietnam. It also distributes molasses, a by-product of cane sugar processing, throughout the world.

What we do

Location map for Sugars


Blending facilities

Processes and raw materials

Cane sugar refining

Main joint ventures

Compania de Melazas: molasses

Premier Molasses Company: molasses

Key markets

Primary products Value added products Molasses
  • Granulated and liquid sugars
    • Sweeten food and drinks
  • Tate & Lyle branded sugars, including Fairtrade (UK)
  • Molasses distribution
    • Animal feed ingredient
    • Food ingredient
    • Industrial ingredient
  • Lyle’s Golden Syrup (UK)
  • Sidul/Sores branded sugars (Portugal)
  • Melli branded sugar (Vietnam)

An iconic brand

In 2008, in celebration of Lyle’s Golden Syrup’s 125th anniversary, the iconic tin, with its Victorian design, went gold. We also introduced new non-drip caps for our range of convenient plastic Lyle’s Golden Syrup Pouring bottles and Lyle’s Squeezy Syrup.

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