Facility will serve the Chinese food and beverage industry’s growing demand for high-quality ingredients
DECATUR, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) is building a sweetener and
soluble-fiber manufacturing complex at the port of Tianjin in North
China, on the Yellow Sea.
The facility, approved by the Chinese government authorities, will
produce sweeteners and soluble fiber, which is used to add dietary fiber
to a wide range of food and beverage products. The complex is ADM’s
first wholly owned food-ingredient production facility in China.
“This new complex will position ADM to help meet growing demand in China
and Asia for high-quality food ingredients that can serve a wide variety
of needs,” said Ismael Roig, ADM vice president and president,
Asia-Pacific. “Our Tianjin site’s favorable location near large urban
demand centers--along with its proximity to rail and water
transportation and ready access to feedstocks--will allow it to be
seamlessly integrated into ADM’s global origination and transportation
network, thereby enabling us to efficiently serve the needs of our
valued customers in China and Asia.”
Construction of the sweetener facility is expected to be fully
operational in early 2015, with the soluble fiber facility operational
in the second half of 2015.
ADM began operations in China in the mid-1990s, when the company
acquired an animal feed premix plant in Dalian, in the country’s
northeast. In recent years, ADM has grown to become one of the top
exporters of grain to Asia, and the company markets an extensive range
of food ingredients and animal feeds and feed premixes through its
network of sales offices located throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company
(NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve vital needs.
Today, 31,000 ADM employees around the globe convert oilseeds, corn,
wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, industrial and
energy uses. With more than 270 processing plants, 470 crop procurement
facilities, and the world’s premier crop transportation network, ADM
helps connect the harvest to the home in more than 140 countries. For
more information about ADM and its products, visit www.adm.com.
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Jackie Anderson, 217-424-5413