About ADM in Germany

ADM’s German operations include Europe’s largest oilseeds crushing and refinery complex in Hamburg, where rapeseed and soybeans are processed and refined for use in margarines and vegetable oils, bakery goods, frying applications, pharmaceutical glycerine and biodiesel fuel.

In addition, ADM operates oilseeds crushing plants in Spyck, Straubing and Mainz, a commercial office in Hamburg and three manufacturing facilities for natural ingredients and compounds in Heidelberg-Eppelheim, Berlin and Nauen. ADM also operates a silo facility on the Elbe River at Magdeburg, and two joint venture export terminals, RGL in Rostock and Silo P. Kruse in Hamburg. ADM has more than 2,860 employees working in Germany.


In 2014, ADM acquired the remaining shares of Alfred C. Toepfer International, a global merchandiser of agricultural commodities and processed products. The former Toepfer office in Hamburg - now ADM Germany GmbH - handles the marketing and distribution of feedstuffs in Germany and Benelux, as well as international malting barley, energy and vegetable oil trading.

WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients

The largest production site of ADM’s WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients business unit is located in Heidelberg-Eppelheim. There, we develop flavor systems, concentrates and concentrate blends for the beverage industry.

Research & Development

Supporting ADM’s business in Europe is our research and development center in Hamburg. Here, ADM experts provide customers with innovative product development and technical support to improve the sensory quality, nutritional profiles and cost of a wide range of products, including confectionery, baked goods, beverages, snacks, margarines and spreads, and dairy substitutes.

ISO Certification

In November 2011, energy experts at ADM’s Mainz, Hamburg, Spyck, Straubing, and Noblee/Thoerl oilseeds facilities came together to develop an energy management system consistent with the ISO-50001 international standard, which encourages more efficient energy use. The facilities have had the ISO-50001 certification since 2012.

Industry Recognition

In February 2013 ADM Hamburg AG was named an exemplary health and safety company in an external audit from the German authority Amt für Arbeitsschutz.

ADM Hamburg was also awarded the Top Employer for Engineers Award Germany 2015 by the Top Employers Institute stating:

“ADM Hamburg Aktiengesellschaft provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organization and has demonstrated its leadership status in the HR environment, always striving to optimize its employment practices and to develop its employees.”