January 21, 2004



Adisseo's New Intermediary Methionine Plant Begins Production


Adisseo's new MMP facility began production in Les Roches de Condrieu (France) on November 17 2003. Since that date, over 4000 tonnes of methionine intermediate have been produced.

The successful launch of the new production facility, 4 months earlier than forecast and already at 60% production capacity, allows Adisseo to guarantee its customers supply availability; indeed, by the end of 2004, the new unit will have a production capacity of 77,000 tonnes/ year of MMP, equivalent to more than 100,000 tonnes of methionine intermediate.


About Adisseo


Adisseo operates throughout the world, the operational headquarters being located in Antony (France). The Group has 4 main manufacturing locations : Commentry and Les Roches-Roussillon (France), Burgos (Spain) and Institute (USA). Adisseo develops, manufactures and distributes nutritional additives under the brand names Microvit™ (vitamins), Rhodimet™ (methionine), Smartamine™ (protected methionine for ruminants) and Rovabio™ (enzymes). In 2002, the turnover of Adisseo totalled €581 M..