The Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM), a global nutrition solution provider, has unveiled a new fully automated flavor production facility located in Pinghu, Zhejiang Province, China. The new facility is dedicated to flavor production, taste design, and product development.
The flavor production facility in Pinghu is strategically located within an hour of Shanghai, bringing geographic advantages for ADM’s customers while providing the company with direct access to top talent. The new 27,000-m2 facility is the latest of ADM’s strategic progress investments in its global nutrition business and will serve as ADM’s flavor supply hub in Asia-Pacific.
“Since we acquired Wild Flavors in 2014, we’ve invested in organic growth, bolt-on and platform M&A, and innovations and technologies to build ADM into a premier global human and animal nutrition company”, says Juan Luciano, the CEO of ADM.
“Our strategic actions have benefited our customers and our shareholders alike. We’re achieving key financial goals and delivering record results in no small part because we’ve become the partner of choice for customers around the globe”.
In terms of raw material resources, the Pinghu factory has the latest in automated flavor lines with advanced dosing technology, along with other technologies to ensure seamless and efficient management of complex processes. The ISO 9001 and FSSC 22000 V5.1 certifications further prove ADM’s strict food safety and quality management system, with the capability to meet the demand for specific dietary needs, including Halal and Kosher certified products.
ADM has more than 5,000 employees throughout the wider Asia-Pacific region, across more than 50 operations and business sites, including a lately opened plant-based innovation lab in Singapore. Other technical innovation facilities are located in China, Australia, Japan, and Vietnam, alongside manufacturing and processing services, grain origination, grain destination marketing warehouses, and trading operations across the area.
The company additionally owns a stake in Singapore-based Wilmar, one of the largest agribusiness and packaged meals and oil firm in Asia-Pacific.