ERLANGER, Ky. — Archer Daniels Midland Co., a global agriculture and food ingredient company, has announced plans to establish an information technology center in Erlanger that will create 200 new jobs. ADM recently purchased WILD Flavors GmbH, an Erlanger-based company that is one of the world’s leading suppliers of natural ingredients to the food and beverage industry. WILD has been in operation in Northern Kentucky since 1994 and currently employs around 430 people.
ADM plans to place the 200,000-s.f. IT center inside an unoccupied building on WILD’s campus, where it will serve as an important hub for the company as ADM’s IT support and infrastructure continues to grow and its global business expands.
“We considered other locations, but in the end, co-locating this facility with our WILD Flavors offices in Erlanger offered us a wealth of advantages,” said Marty Schoenthaler, ADM chief information officer. “One of the ways in which ADM is making ongoing progress in enhancing returns is through careful consideration of costs throughout the business. In this case, we are controlling costs by using available space in a building we already own, and also benefiting from tax incentives offered by the commonwealth when, among other things, we hire new employees. We will also be able to recruit from a strong local talent pool in northern Kentucky, and we will have quick and easy access to a major airport.”
ADM is one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with more than 33,000 employees serving customers in more than 140 countries.