New feed-premix plant will be fifth in country, as ADM invests to continue to meet increasing demand.
“One of the main pillars of our strategy to increase shareholder value is enhancing our footprint in areas of growing demand,” said Brent Fenton, president, ADM Animal Nutrition. “Population growth and higher disposable incomes are continuing to support increased animal protein — and thus animal feed — demand in China. Our new Xiangtan feed-premix facility—our fifth animal feed plant in the country —will position us to continue meeting this increased demand in the central part of the country, and the addition of four aquaculture feed lines at our Nanjing plant will offer us entry into the growing Chinese high value specialty aquafeed market.”
The Xiangtan plant will have the capacity to produce 120,000 tonnes annually of premix, concentrate, animal-complete, and fish-complete feeds. It will be located to supply products to customers in three provinces in central China: Hunan, Hubei and Guangxi. The facility will employ about 120 people. The aquaculture lines in Nanjing will be capable of producing 50,000 tonnes of extruded and pelleted feeds during the six-month aquaculture season that runs from April to September. ADM is targeting completion of both projects in early 2019.
The new plants will add to ADM’s network of animal nutrition facilities in China; the company operates premix facilities in Dalian and Tianjin in the northern part of the country, as well as the Nanjing facility in eastern China and the company’s new plant in Zhangzhou, in southern China, which is expected to be complete by summer 2017.
ADM has been focusing on its pet food and animal nutrition services in the past few months. In mid-January ADM signed an agreement to acquire Crosswind Industries, Inc., a Kansas, U.S.-based producer of dry-expanded, dual-texture, semi-dry and semi-moist treat products for pets.
This is latest of expansions for ADM in the past few months. The company has also been focusing on its pet food and animal nutrition services in the past few months. In mid-January ADM signed an agreement to acquire Crosswind Industries, Inc., a Kansas, U.S.-based producer of dry-expanded, dual-texture, semi-dry and semi-moist treat products for pets.
ADM Animal Nutrition recently expanded its technical teams. Dr. Jose Charal joined the company as technical business manager in Latin America in mid-December. Daniel B. Jones and Reza “Ray” Poureslami were added to the poultry and swine technical teams.
The company also announced it is investing to expand and modernize its pet food and specialty livestock feed operations in Effingham, Illinois, U.S. The Effingham facility is expected to be fully operational in late 2017 or early 2018.
In November 2016, ADM announced plans to build a new, modern feed facility to replace its current operations in Quincy, Illinois, U.S. The new facility will include expanded warehouse space, enhanced capability to serve increased demand for the company’s products, a dedicated feed line for non-medicated product, automated packaging and process controls, and pressed tubs for multiple species. It is expected to be completed in mid-2018.
ADM Animal Nutrition is a manufacturing, nutrition and marketing business offering a range of products for the animal nutrition market. Known as a leader in amino acids, ADM Animal Nutrition offers consistent, high-quality feed products, supplements, premixes, custom ingredient blends and specialty feed ingredients.