ADM announces investment

Company is building and opening a new pet food production line in Guadalajara.

ADM, a global leader in human and animal nutrition, has invested $33 million to build and open a new pet food production line in Guadalajara, Jalisco. ADM has been present in Mexico for over 65 years.

Adding this new production line will increase the manufacturing workforce by 65 percent and optimize dry pet food production flow for the Ganador and Minino pet food brands, as well as support the development of new ranges in ADM’s portfolio.

In recent years, Jalisco has shown an increase in economic activity and is placed among the three main states in Mexico as a growing and attractive location for qualified talent and investments. ADM’s new production line offers a wide range of capabilities throughout Mexico and will expand its capacity to reach foreign markets, specifically in Central America and Colombia.

“Without a doubt Guadalajara is a strategic, economic location for ADM in Mexico. The integration of this new production line adds range and flexibility to our capabilities in Mexico and enables ADM to triple its capacity and give us wider international visibility within the pet food market”, said Jorge MartĂ­nez, president of ADM’s pet nutrition business.

MartĂ­nez was joined at the inaugural ceremony to open the facility by Pablo Lemus, mayor of Guadalajara, and Amy Scanlon, U.S. consul general in Guadalajara. The plant will be equipped with new technology, such as automated systems, as well as work practices aligned with the NOM-036, a Mexican regulation on Ergonomic Risks Factors at Work, which aims to reduce risks for workers loading heavy packages.

In terms of corporate social responsibility, the new production line will reuse water through a new treatment plant. ADM has also donated 460 Primavera trees that were planted in different public parks and strips within the city of Guadalajara. In addition, 1,228 food packages were donated to 300 families living in vulnerable areas of Tepatitlan de Morelos, a city outside Guadalajara, in collaboration with the Food Bank of Mexico (BAMX).

This investment in Guadalajara demonstrates ADM’s 360-degree approach, which includes expert services, key market insights and tailor-made, science-backed foods, treats and supplements that help its pet nutrition partners move quickly from ideas to innovations. For more information about ADM’s comprehensive pet nutrition solutions, visit adm.com/petnutrition.

 


 


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