Built with an annual production capacity of 30,000 tonnes of feed premixes and 80,000 tonnes of complete feed and concentrates, the Zhangzhou feed plant represents the fourth in ADM’s expanding animal nutrition network in China, which consists of production facilities in Dalian, Tianjin and Nanjing, as well as a new plant under construction in central China.
“The Zhangzhou plant adds perfectly to our animal nutrition network in China,” said Hong Yang, ADM’s Asia Pacific Director for Animal Nutrition. “With operations in Zhangzhou, we are better equipped to serve our customers in the southern part of the country.”
“With the growing middle class and changing diet pattern, China’s consumer demand for animal protein will continue to grow,” said Donald Chen, ADM’s president of Asia Pacific “We are therefore confident that demand for our quality animal nutrition products will remain strong in the next decade and this is why we continue to invest in animal nutrition business at strategical locations across China, including Zhangzhou.”
The new plant is ADM’s most recent expansion into the feed industry.
In late September, ADM announced that PROPLEX DY, a protein source for swine, poultry and aquaculture, has been approved for registration in the Philippines and Vietnam. Produced from the wet corn milling process, PROPLEX DY is composed of dried Saccharomyces yeast (non-active yeast), a source of highly digestible amino acids that yields economic and nutritional benefits to swine, poultry and aquaculture diets.
In July, the company completed its acquisition of a controlling interest in Industries Centers, which will now be known as ADM Israel.
ADM Israel, which serves a significant and diversified customer base within Israel, operates a 45,000-tonne storage facility located at the Port of Ashdod.