ADM opened a new production facility in Valencia, Spain to help meet rising global demand for probiotics, postbiotics and other products that support health and well-being.
The production facility represents an investment north of USD 30 million and a more than five-fold increase in ADM’s production capacity, increasing it to 50 metric tons per year. The facility will allow ADM to supply growing markets for probiotics and postbiotics in the U.S., Asia-Pacific and Europe. ADM expects its customer base will more than triple over the next five years as more people recognize the links between the gut microbiome and many aspects of health and look for products tailored to their specific needs.
The facility, the world’s first to produce both probiotics and postbiotics at the same site, will help the company fulfill its expansion strategy in the health and well-being sector. The site will produce ADM’s probiotic BPL1™ and the heat-treated BPL1™ postbiotic, as well as other ADM proprietary strains, supplying a broad range of customers. It will also be able to support further growth in ADM’s UK-leading Bio-Kult brand of products.
The new facility is located close to ADM’s research and development center in the University of Valencia Scientific Park, where ADM scientists undertake activity including next-generation genome sequencing and early-stage testing of new bacterial strains.
Market research estimates that the probiotic supplements retail market could surge to USD 10.4 billion by 2027 from about USD 8.3 billion in 2021. That growth is being driven by rising demand for science-based probiotic formulas that are used in dietary supplements, and also dairy products, food, healthy snacks and beverages, as well as pet and animal well-being products.