To celebrate this event and 50 years of innovation, Kemin held a technical seminar in Chennai today attended by guests from the animal feed industry.
Mr. R.W. Nelson, Chairman, Kemin Industries, Inc., inaugurated the new manufacturing facility while Professor M.S. Swaminathan, Member of Parliament and Chairman of M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, expressed his wishes via video message. The new facility will manufacture KemTRACE® Organic Trace Minerals for poultry, dairy and aqua as well as provide additional blending capacity and new research and quality assurance facilities. Altogether, the new facility will have the ability to manufacture 25,000 tons of nutritional ingredients for the growing animal agriculture industry.
The technical seminar explored the future of animal protein production, focusing on the technical and economic trends. The program featured Mr. Balram Yadav, Managing Director of Godrej Agrovet; Mr. John Baker, Head of Asia Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory for Rabobank International; Dr. Clifford Adams, Anozene Nutritional Services; Dr. Christopher E. Nelson, President of Kemin Industries; Mr. B Soundarrajan, Managing Director of Suguna Poultry; and Mr. Anand Menon, Chief General Manager of KSE Limited.
“Kemin’s commitment to provide molecular solutions to customers has been ratified by the plant expansion. The expanded facility will manufacture among other products organic minerals and enable us to meet the growing demand of our customers, ” said K.P. Philip, President of Kemin AgriFoods India.
Kemin has been serving the Indian subcontinent with high quality products and superior technical service for over a decade. The company first began selling ingredients in 1997 and in 2000, Kemin built a state-of-the-art research facility as well as manufacturing facility in Gumiidipoondi, near Chennai. Kemin introduced novel concepts to the industry in South Asia including: antioxidants, bio-surfactants, mold inhibitors, active microbials, and enzymes.
Today, Kemin caters to the needs of the broiler, layer, dairy and aqua industries in South Asia, focusing on animal safety, health and performance. With a dedicated team of sales, technical service and marketing staff located in all major regions of South Asia, Kemin is poised to grow and continue to meet the needs of the growing animal production industry.
About Kemin® – Inspired Molecular Solutions™
Founded in 1961, Kemin Industries is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of providing “inspired molecular solutions” specifically developed to provide nutrition and health benefits for humans and animals. Kemin manufactures and distributes approximately 500 specialty ingredients worldwide to the feed and food industries as well as to the health, nutrition and beauty markets. Kemin ingredients positively impact more than 1.3 billion people a day.
A global, privately-held corporation headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa (USA), Kemin has experienced double-digit growth in the last several years. The company has more than 1,300 employees and operates in 60 countries with manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.
Dr. Chris Nelson, has shared the company’s 5-year strategic growth plan that begins in 2011 and includes significant investments throughout the world with a focus on expansions in Belgium, China, India, Russia, South Africa and the United States. “The demand for high-quality products with nutrition and health benefits has never been stronger, ” said Nelson. “Kemin’s commitment to extensively-researched and highly-effective ingredients is setting the stage for us to fulfill our vision of improving the quality of life by positively impacting half of the world’s population within the next five years.”
About Kemin AgriFoods
Kemin AgriFoods (kemin.com) brings value to the feed industry by working in partnership with its customers. With fifty years of collective expertise in animal nutrition, Kemin AgriFoods has developed the TOTAL NUTRITION program offering nutritional solutions that contribute to the safe, efficient and healthy production of animal protein. Proven scientific knowledge, reliable technology and personalized service make Kemin the advisor you can count on.
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