Tate & Lyle has invested £3m in a Wellness & Nutrition Centre in Lille, France.

The centre is due to open in September and will include laboratories and pilot plant facilities for customers.

It will focus on developing new ingredients in the field of wellness and nutrition, catering for beverage, dairy, bakery, and convenience food.

The new centre will be part of Tate & Lyle's Global Food Ingredients Group. This was established in 2005, to focus on global food ingredients, marketing and maximising growth opportunities for Tate & Lyle's value added ingredient portfolio.