About Kemin Industries

Kemin is more than an ingredient supplier; we are a global company transforming the quality of life. 

Kemin is the science inside countless products you interact with every day. We protect the global food supply chain with our ingredients. As new threats to food security arise, Kemin is focused on protecting our resources and preventing diseases in the future. We are always looking ahead. Human imagination, scientific insight and an eagerness to explore shape our company. We look beyond what is to see what could be.

The world has transformed since R.W. and Mary Nelson founded Kemin in 1961. As technology progresses, so do we. Our dedication and discipline in scientific research remain constant, as do our energy and enthusiasm for discovering new ways to make life better. We question, every day, how we can channel our expertise and experience into new opportunities to improve the quality of life around the world.

From the old wool barn where R.W. mixed his ingredients and the family home where Mary kept the books came a multinational company producing more than 500 specialty ingredients, spanning six continents and employing thousands of team members serving more than 120 countries.

The first products Kemin produced answered customers’ requests for specific ingredients. Since then, our scientific breakthroughs have addressed issues of human health, food safety and protection of the global food supply chain. As the reach of Kemin ingredients expanded into animal health, nutraceuticals, pet food, food technologies, crop technologies, textiles, aquaculture and animal vaccines, so did our commitment to improving the quality of life.

Kemin Vision and Mission

  • Kemin Vision: We strive to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world 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, creating technology at the molecular level and fostering continuous improvements in our people, processes and products


Our commitment to making things better for people, animals, plants and the planet has driven us to new innovations and advancements in science. Previously, Kemin reached more than 3.8 billion people every day. As we expand into new areas, Kemin remains loyal to what led us here: our commitment to science, our spirit of innovation and our belief in serving others.


To see what’s new in our effort to sustainably transform the quality of life every day through our products and services, take a look at our updated corporate brochure.

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