ADM invests $33m in Guadalajara pet food production lineADM invests $33m in Guadalajara pet food production line
Company strengthens position in pet food market, will expand coverage to Central America and Colombia.
October 20, 2023
ADM announced it 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% 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 Martínez, president of ADM’s pet nutrition business.
Martínez 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 implement 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).
ADM said the investment in Guadalajara demonstrates its 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.
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