Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has invested $33 million to build and open a new pet food production line in Guadalajara, Jalisco.
The new production line will increase the manufacturing workforce by 65% as well as optimize dry pet food production flow for the Ganador and Minino pet food brands, as well as support the development of new pet food ranges in ADM's portfolio, the company said.
ADM's new production line offers a wide range of capabilities throughout Mexico and will expand capacity to reach 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.
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.
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, all with regard to the company's social
In South America, the company has operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. ADM has had a presence in Mexico for more than 65 years.
The pet food market size in Mexico is estimated at USD $2.53 billion in 2023, and is expected to reach $3.29 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 5.40% during the forecast period, according to research group Mordor Intelligence.