Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) officially opened its new feed premix plant in Zhangzhou, China, on Oct. 12 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the plant.
Built with an annual production capacity of 30,000 metric tons of feed premixes and 80,000 metric tons 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 that’s under construction in central China.
“The Zhangzhou plant adds perfectly to our animal nutrition network in China,” said Hong Yang, ADM 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,” ADM president of Asia Pacific Donald Chen said in remarks at the ceremony. “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.”
For more than a century, ADM has transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, it’s one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 32,000 employees serving customers in more than 160 countries.