Archer Daniels Midland Company has completed its acquisition of the Ziegler Group, a European industry leader in natural citrus solutions.
The addition, combined with ADM’s recent acquisition of US citrus flavor innovator Florida Chemical Company, creates a global platform with the ability to serve customers worldwide with innovative citrus solutions, the company says.
“Citrus is a key ingredient in any nutrition portfolio – it provides great taste with the natural, clean-label, reduced sugar attributes that today’s health-conscious consumers are looking for. Combining Ziegler and FCC, and adding ADM’s leading R&D capabilities and global reach, opens up tremendous growth opportunities for us to provide comprehensive and innovative citrus solutions for food, beverage and fragrance customers around the globe,” said Vince Macciocchi, president of ADM’s Nutrition business.
With over 50 years’ experience producing high-quality natural citrus oils, extracts, concentrates and compounds, Ziegler’s proprietary cold concentration technologies deliver products for customers across Europe, the US and Japan.
“Ziegler customers have always known they are getting the highest-quality, highest-value citrus flavor innovations and solutions. Now, we’ll be able to offer our customers even more as we add ADM’s global reach, cutting-edge R&D, and extensive industry expertise. We’re excited about this growth opportunity, and look forward to bringing its benefits to our employees and our customers alike,” said Günter Ziegler.