About Kemin Industries

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

Every day, 360,000 people join the human family. In less than 35 years, more than 9 billion people will be sharing the planet and its resources. At Kemin, we are finding scientific solutions to preserve and improve the quality of life for the growing population.

Built on exacting science and powered by human imagination, Kemin is an ingredient manufacturer committed to improving the quality, safety and efficacy of feed, food and health-related products. Through this commitment, Kemin touches more than 3.8 billion lives every day with our products and services.

Founded in 1961 by R.W. and Mary Nelson, Kemin began modestly on a family farm in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. Today, Kemin is a leader in the ingredient manufacturing industry, providing innovative nutritional ingredient solutions to customers in more than 120 countries.

Kemin maintains top-of-the-line manufacturing facilities in which more than 500 specialty ingredients are made for humans and animals in the global feed and food industries, as well as the health, nutrition, textiles and commercial horticulture markets. Our involvement in many unique areas enables 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 with manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.


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, creating technology at the molecular level and fostering continuous improvements in our people, processes and products.

Kemin Annual Reviews

To see how we’re improving the quality of life through our products and services, read our latest annual reviews.

These publications show how Kemin develops solutions to the world’s greatest challenges by investing in research, people and understanding our customers.

Kemin Vision

At Kemin, change is a way of life, and a core value of our company. It’s an especially important value today, as the scale and pace of change throughout the world is accelerating exponentially.

Global population is estimated to reach 9 billion people by 2050. Driven by income growth around the world, this expanded global population will consume two-thirds more animal protein than it does today.

These changes, and many others, will mark incredible transformations in what you – our customers, partners and stakeholders – need as we work together to help improve the daily lives of people around the globe.