November 16, 2015


ADM expands feed-ingredient production in China



Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has increased its capacity - to serve the growing regional demand for animal-nutrition products and value-added food-ingredients - through the operations of two new facilities in China.


Along with a Tianjin-based plant producing Fibersol® soluble dietary fiber, the company also saw the opening of a feed-premix plant - ADM's third in the country - in Nanjing this month. The event was witnessed by ADM CEO Juan Luciano and Chinese officials.    


The Nanjing facility will manufacture nutritional premixes that can be added to animal rations to promote health and optimal growth. Such premixes typically contain various vitamins and minerals, amino acids such as lysine and threonine, and other ingredients.


ADM will manufacture an estimated 30,000 tonnes of premix products per year at the facility. The company also owns premix production facilities in Tianjin and Dalian.


A fourth plant is currently under construction in Zhangzhou.


"As China continues transitioning from a manufacturing-driven economy to a consumption-based economy, its middle class will continue to expand, and meat consumption will continue to grow," Luciano said, noting that the USDA has estimated that China's production of pork, poultry, and beef will increase by about 30% by 2024.


"We therefore are confident that demand for the livestock feeds and feed ingredients will continue to increase over the course of the next decade," he added.


ADM began operations in China during the mid-1990s, when the company acquired an animal feed premix plant in Dalian, in the country's northeast.


In recent years, ADM has grown to become one of the top exporters of agricultural products to Asia. The company markets an extensive range of animal feeds and feed premixes through its network of sales offices located throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

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