a originator, processor and distributor of healthy ingredients, including nuts, fruits, seeds, legumes and ancient grains. SCI provides safe ingredients to snack food, dairy, bakery, cereal, energy bar, confectionery and pet food companies throughout the world. ADM Investor Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, is a registered futures commission merchant and a clearing member of all principal commodities exchanges in the U.S. ADM Investor Services International, Limited., a member of various commodity exchanges and clearing houses in Europe, ADMIS Hong Kong Limited, and ADMIS Singapore Pte. Limited, are wholly owned subsidiaries of the company offering broker services in Europe and Asia. ADMISI Commodities Private Limited, in which the company owns a 51% interest, and ADMISI Forex India Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, offer broker services in India. Captive insurance includes Agrinational Insurance Company (Agrinational) and its subsidiaries. Agrinational, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, provides insurance coverage for certain property, casualty, marine, credit, and other miscellaneous risks of the xompany. Agrinational also participates in certain third-party reinsurance arrangements and retains a portion of the crop insurance risk written by ADM Crop Risk Services, a wholly owned subsidiary. ADM Crop Risk Services is a managing general agent which sells and services crop insurance policies to farmers. Compagnie Industrielle et Financiere des Produits Amylaces SA (Luxembourg) and affiliates (CIP), of which the company has a 43.7% interest, is a joint venture which targets investments in food, feed ingredients and bioproducts businesses. Strategy The company’s strategy involves expanding the volume and diversity of crops that it merchandises and processes, expanding the global reach of its core model, and expanding its value-added product portfolio. It seeks to serve vital needs by connecting the harvest to the home and transforming crops into food and energy products. Methods of Distribution The company’s products are distributed mainly in bulk from processing plants or storage facilities directly to customers’ facilities. It has developed a transportation capability to move both commodities and processed products anywhere in the world. The company owns or leases large numbers of the trucks, trailers, railroad tank and hopper cars, river barges, towboats, and ocean-going vessels used to transport its products to its customers. Seasonality The company has seasonal financing arrangements with farmers in certain countries around the world. Typically, advances on these financing arrangements occur during the planting season and are repaid at harvest. Research and Development Expenditures For the year ended December 31, 2014, the company’s research and development expense included approximately $79 million. Significant Events In May 2015, Archer Daniels Midland Company announced that it is investing in substantial improvements and expansions to its port facilities in Puerto San Martin in the Argentine state of Santa Fe, enhancing the company’s capability to export grain and other agricultural products from the region. In June 2015, Archer Daniels Midland Company and Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc. announced that the two companies have entered into a 50-50 joint venture for the production and sale of liquid feed supplements for livestock. In August 2015, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company announced that it is expanding its footprint in Central America with the opening of distribution and merchandising offices in El Salvador and Guatemala. History Archer-Daniels-Midland Company was founded in 1898. The company was incorporated in Delaware in 1923.
archer-daniels-midland co (ADM:New York)
77 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
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