ADM offices in Illinois. (Photo: ADM)
ADM expands animal nutrition footprint in China
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 00:50 (GMT + 9)
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has announced the construction of a new feed-premix facility in Xiangtan, in Hunan Province, central China, and the addition of aquaculture feed production lines at its existing Nanjing complex in Jiangsu Province, eastern China.
“One of the main pillars of our strategy to increase shareholder value is enhancing our footprint in areas of growing demand,” pointed out Brent Fenton, ADM Animal Nutrition president.
The entrepreneur also explained that 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,” Fenton stated.
The Xiangtan plant will be able to produce 120,000 metric tons annually of premix, concentrate, animal-complete and fish-complete feeds. Strategically located to supply customers in three central China provinces, it will employ about 120 people.
On the other hand, the aquaculture lines in Nanjing will be able to produce 50,000 metric tons of extruded and pelleted feeds during the six-month aquaculture season, April to September.
The new plants, expected to be finished in early 2019, will add to ADM’s network of animal nutrition facilities in China.
ADM also 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, expected to be completed this summer.