The facility is set up to produce non-GMO soy proteins, which is a highly sought-after assertion not only in Europe, but around the world. Globally, 75% of consumers look for non-GMO claims on protein content.
ADM, a global leader in human and animal nutrition, announces the opening of a new extrusion facility in Serbia. This comes less than a year after ADM’s acquisition of European provider of non-GMO soy ingredients, SojaProtein. With the combined efforts of ADM and SojaProtein, the facility will further expand ADM’s footprint in Europe, extending its production of non-GMO textured soy to include vital origination and extrusion capabilities.
Leticia Gonçalves, ADM’s president of Global Foods said, “Our new extrusion facility not only increases the supply of locally sourced, non-GMO textured soy protein in Europe, which is in high demand, it also matches the pace of the incredible expansion of the meat alternatives category in the EMEA region.”
These expanded capabilities provide high-quality, non-GMO soy protein solutions for authentic, plant-based savory offerings, meeting and anticipating European consumers’ demands. This builds upon ADM’s robust extrusion and texturized capacities in North America, in addition to the company’s recently announced substantial investment of $300 million to expand its Decatur, Illinois, alternative protein production, as well as the planned opening of a new Protein Innovation Center.
“In just under a year, our operational synergies with SojaProtein have made massive strides to meet demand for non-GMO soy protein. We’ll see continued growth with the broader protein solutions toolbox and improved R&D capabilities through the opening of our facility,” said Gonçalves.
“Our protein capabilities and production capacity continue to grow, and this new facility increases our extrusion capacity in the European region,” said Gonçalves. “We’re proud to continue the advancement of the alternative protein space for EMEA and around the globe, and our new extrusion facility in Serbia is a significant contributor to this progress today and into the future.”