Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced that it had completed its acquisition of the Ziegler Group, a European industry leader in natural citrus solutions. 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. The addition, combined with ADM’s recent acquisition of US citrus flavour innovator Florida Chemical Company, creates a global platform with the ability to serve customers worldwide with innovative citrus solutions.
“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,” said Vince Macciocchi, President of ADM’s Nutrition Business. “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.”