Global agricultural processor opens flavour creation facility in Australia

07 Apr 2017

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has opened a new flavour creation facility and customer service centre in Sydney to service customers in Australia and New Zealand.

The New York Stock Exchange–listed company is one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient makers, supplying global food, animal feed, industrial and energy markets.

An ADM media release says the new 600-square-metre facility in Sydney includes two application laboratories, where employees will produce prototypes and samples of beverage, dairy, sugar and chocolate confectionery, and bakery products.

It also has a dedicated area for creating flavours that are unique to the palates of Australian and New Zealand consumers.

Bram van Hulsen, Managing Director of ADM’s WILD Flavours, Specialty Ingredients and Corn businesses in Australia and New Zealand, says the company’s Australian flavour creation facility will enable it to create and offer customers unique flavours and products that fit local tastes and trends.

‘We are tremendously excited about our new flavour creation and customer innovation centre, which will allow us to work even more closely with our customers to serve all of their food and beverage solution needs,’ he says.

Founded in 1902, ADM is headquartered in Chicago and operates processing and manufacturing facilities across the US and worldwide. It employs approximately 32,000 people in more than 160 countries. ADM’s global value chain includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 250 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 38 innovation centres and an international crop transportation network.

Since 1991, ADM Australia has served customers throughout the Asia-Pacific region, including New Zealand and the South Pacific, with a range of specialty food, feed and industrial ingredients made from corn, soy and wheat. ADM employs 45 people in Australia.