Dolcre is the largest importer of fructose and the sole distributor of SPLENDA Sucralose in South Africa.
Tate & Lyle has had a 20% stake in the company since 1998 and it recently bought the remaining 80%, with net assets acquired totalling £1.4m.
“Dolcre’s approach to working in partnership was an ideal fit with Tate & Lyle’s new customer-focussed vision,” said Stanley Musesengwa, Tate & Lyle’s chief operating officer. “We look forward to building on Dolcre’s excellent reputation for customer service and bringing Tate & Lyle’s ingredient expertise to the table.”
Diederick Reid, Dolcre’s managing director, now managing director of Tate & Lyle Food & Industrial Ingredients, said: ‘We have worked with Tate & Lyle for some years now as customer and partner, and have a shared approach to offering customers ingredient solutions tailored to their specific needs.”