On October 19th, ADM celebrated the opening of its new pet food production line in Guadalajara, Jalisco. They invested $33 million in establishing this line, which will benefit their Ganador® and Minino® pet food brands and drive innovation in ADM’s pet nutrition portfolio.
According to the company, this expansion will allow ADM to serve markets in Central America and Columbia. It will also lead to a 65% increase in ADM’s manufacturing workforce in Guadalajara.
Jorge Martínez, President of ADM’s pet nutrition business, expressed, “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.”
The newly equipped line incorporates advanced automated technologies and complies with NOM-036 practices, a Mexican regulation aimed at reducing ergonomic risks for workers when handling heavy loads.
In line with ADM’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, the plant will recycle water through a new treatment facility. Additionally, the company is actively contributing to the local community by donating 460 Primavera trees for planting in Guadalajara. They have also partnered with the Food Bank of Mexico (BAMX) to provide 1,228 food packages to 300 families in the Tepatitlan de Morelos area.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by Martínez, Guadalajara Mayor Pablo Lemus, and Amy Scanlon, the US Consul General in Guadalajara.