Kemin has been dedicated to using applied science to improve the quality of life for over half a century. As a global company touching 3.8 billion people every day with its products, Kemin is committed to improving the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related products to feed a growing population and be a resource for others in need.
Committed to feed and food safety, Kemin maintains top-of-the-line manufacturing facilities where over 500 specialty ingredients are made for humans and animals in the global feed and food industries, as well as the health, nutrition and beauty markets.
Founded in 1961 by R.W. and Mary Nelson, Kemin began modestly on a family farm in Des Moines, Iowa. Today, Kemin is a leader in the ingredient manufacturing industry providing innovative nutritional ingredient solutions to customers in more than 120 countries.
We maintain top-of-the-line manufacturing facilities where more than 500 specialty ingredients are made for humans and animals in the global feed and food industries, as well as the health, nutrition, beauty and commercial horticulture markets. Our ability to be involved in many unique areas allows us to share and apply diverse insights and breakthroughs across industries.
Kemin is a privately held, family owned and operated company with more than 2,500 employees worldwide. To think globally and act locally, we operate in 90 countries, including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and the United States
By 2050, an expanded global population, predicted to reach 9 billion, will consume two thirds more animal protein than it does today. This is being driven by income growth across the globe.
This growing demand for protein provides opportunities for producers to continuously improve their operations and profitability.
Total Nutrition™ program
For the Animal Nutrition and Health sector we developed the Total Nutrition™ program to satisfy two basic needs: raising healthy animals that provide superior nutritional benefits and maintaining a profitable business.
Kemin provides alternatives to antibiotic treatments for greater consumer acceptability, and improved animal health and growth. Our active microbial probiotics manage gut health in a sustainable manner; our nutritional acidifiers help establish superior absorption; and our encapsulated products slowly release active ingredients in the digestive tract to raise overall health and lower mortality rates pre-market.
Safe food starts with the reduction of harmful pathogens in the feed and water provided to animals. Kemin offers a complete line of antioxidants, antimicrobials, and mold inhibitors to help protect your operation from the effects of harmful pathogens.
The wide variety of Kemin trace minerals, enzymes and biosurfactants improves the health of animals for more efficient absorption of nutrients, resulting in a reduction of feed necessary to achieve market weight and reaching market weight sooner.
Provider and Partner
Kemin does more than create molecular solutions; we share our expertise in animal health, science, and engineering with customers. We are their partner as well as a provider of solutions and expertise to help them succeed.
As a customer, you can rely on our local technical service teams. They are comprised of respected animal health experts with an array of valuable experience in research and production. Our experts offer insight and knowledge to solve complex production challenges.
Kemin Vision and Mission
As a leader in the ingredient manufacturing industry, we hold ourselves to a high standard. We are relentless in our pursuit of a better world. Every one of our employees around the globe demonstrates a deep commitment and passion for developing scientific solutions today that will help improve the quality of life tomorrow.
Kemin Vision: We strive to improve the quality of life by touching half the people of the world every day with our products and services.
Kemin Mission: Kemin is a global manufacturer providing local innovative nutritional and health solutions for a changing world. Kemin will act in partnership with our customers to fulfill their needs and expectations, while achieving mutually profitable results. Kemin will achieve our mission by placing the needs of our customers first, by creating technology at the molecular level and by fostering continuous improvements in our people, processes and products.