ADM Company is planning to significantly expand capacity of its corn processing facilities in Turkey and Bulgaria by the end of the first half of 2018.
Pierre Duprat, ADM’s president for Europe, Middle East and Africa, stressed that there was significant potential for expanding production of starch-based ingredients in Europe and the Near East due to strengthening demand for these products there.
“By increasing production capacity and expanding our capabilities, we are ensuring that we will be able to offer our customers an expanded range of sweeteners and starches as sugar production quotas in the E.U. expire, and as demand from food and paper markets in Turkey and the Middle East continues to grow”, he added.
ADM acquired full ownership of corn wet mills in Adana, Turkey, and Razgrad, Bulgaria, along with a 50% ownership stake in a corn wet mill in Szabadegyhaza, Hungary, in November 2015, and has worked since then to achieve a smooth integration into the company’s global corn business.
The plants produce a complete range of starch products, including liquid sweeteners, native and modified starches, crystalline fructose and dextrose. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)