October 20, 2015


ADM to install soy crushing capacity at Straubing plant in Germany



Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has announced that it will invest for the augmentation of switch capacity in order to process soybeans at its rapeseed crushing facility in Straubing, Germany.


The new capability will allow the site to crush non-GMO soybeans sourced from the Danube region in order to market non-GMO soymeal to customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


"The ability to crush soybeans at our Straubing plant allows us to meet the growing market demand for non-GMO soymeal, particularly from customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland," said René van der Poel, the general manager of ADM Straubing. "At the same time, adding switch capacity to the facility - which currently only crushes rapeseed - will allow us the flexibility to respond to shifts in the marketplace."


"This investment underscores ADM's commitment to the Danube region by sourcing local raw materials to meet growing market demand," said Jon Turney, the general manager of European Soybean Crush. "By sourcing non-GMO soybeans from the Danube region, ADM will not only provide farmers an outlet for those crops, but will also provide customers with meal from locally-grown beans, along with the possibility to market products using the Danube Soy® label."


The project is targeted for completion in the second quarter of 2016.

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