Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) announced Oct. 22 that it plans to construct a new state-of-the-art facility in Valencia, Spain, that will expand its capabilities to meet growing demand for microbiome solutions.
“Our new Valencia facility will feature leading-edge technology and dramatically enhance our ability to meet fast-growing demand for products and solutions from nature designed to target the microbiome and help improve metabolic health,” said Ian Pinner, chief strategy and innovation officer and president of ADM’s Health & Wellness division. “Consumers today are increasingly focusing on the foundational role food plays in supporting health and wellness, and our continued investment in these growth areas ensures that ADM is perfectly positioned to meet their needs.”
The new facility represents a five-fold increase in production capacity through ADM’s Biopolis, a leading provider of microbial technologies based in Spain. The facility will use ADM’s industry-leading technology to produce a wide array of science-based, innovative probiotics and postbiotics to meet growing demand for new solutions for healthy weight management, skin health, immune health, gut health, oral health, fertility and more. It will be co-located with ADM’s flavor production facility in Valencia and is expected to be on line in 2022.
“Consumers today are thinking about the things they eat and drink in entirely new ways,” Pinner said. “They expect food and beverages that are not only delicious but support health and wellness, come from sustainable ingredients and are produced by companies that share their values. The growth investments ADM has made in recent years put us in an unparalleled position to meet those changing needs. From alternative proteins to our pantry of sustainable ingredients, flavors and colors to our unequalled array of pre-, pro- and post-biotics, ADM is enriching lives around the globe.”