ADM opens two plants in China’s east

By RJ Whitehead

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ADM opens two plants in China’s east

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Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), the America-based agricultural processor, opened two feed ingredients plants in China last week as the country’s demand for food ingredients and animal nutrition continues to increase.

The ribbon-cutting of a plant in Tianjin to produce Fibersol soluble dietary fibre was followed later in the week by a ceremony in Nanjing to mark to opening of a feed-premix plant in the city.

The Tianjin plant has been designed for annual production of 15,000 tonnes of Fibersol, which is formulated to increase a food product’s fibre content. The global market for soluble dietary fibre growing at an annual rate of 13%, said chief executive Juan Luciano.

As more and more Chinese citizens enter the middle-class, we expect that demand for Fibersol and other value-added food ingredients made by ADM will remain robust well into the future​,” Luciano said. 

The Nanjing facility will manufacture nutritional premixes containing various vitamins and minerals and amino acids that can be added to animal rations to promote health and growth. 

ADM will produce an estimated 30,000 tonnes per year at the Nanjing facility, which joins other premix manufacturing facilities in Tianjin and in Dalian. A fourth is currently under construction in Zhangzhou. 

With a rising population and growing middle-class, China’s consumption of pork, poultry and beef will grow by around 30% by 2024, according to a US Department of Agriculture estimate.

We therefore are confident that demand for the livestock feeds and feed ingredients we produce will continue to increase over the course of the next decade​,” Luciano said. 

ADM, which began operations in China two decades ago through its acquisition of its Dalian feed premix plant, is currently in a process to grow its business in the country and drive production efficiencies.

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