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Compelled by Curiosity™

We are motivated to play an active role in solving current global challenges.

From the denim you put on to what you put on the dinner table; our ingredients serve dozens of industries impacting humans, animals, pets, and plants. Compelled by curiosity, we consistently dedicate our time to exploring ways to make safer, more sustainable products that serve the evolving needs of our customers and the changing demands of our world.

At Kemin, we are compelled by curiosity.

It is the driving force that pushes us toward our vision of transforming lives. With science as our foundation and an inextinguishable spirit of discovery, we strive to improve life for people, pets, plants and animals. We embrace opportunities that allow us to explore creative solutions for the world’s complex challenges. We look beyond what is—to see what could be.

Extraordinary things can happen.

For R.W. and Mary Nelson, their curiosity sparked important questions. “Why don’t we start our own business?” “What if we use this Maytag washer as an agitator?” “How do we make a mold inhibitor?” “Why don’t we make our own equipment?”

Those questions led to more questions which inspired new ideas and created more and better opportunities for improving life around the world. Now, more than 60 years and thousands of compelling questions later, Kemin is producing over 500 specialty ingredients, spanning six continents, and employing thousands of team members serving more than 120 countries. 


Since 1961, we have been compelled by curiosity, to harness the power and possibilities of science to transform the quality of life around the world. 


  • 1970 - Opened first regional headquarters in Herentals, Belgium. The sales and manufacturing facility allowed Kemin to work efficiently with customers across Europe. 

  • 1988 – Established second regional headquarters with sales and manufacturing facilities in Singapore.

  • 1994 – Established sales office site in Zhuhai, China.

  • 1998 – Opened sales and manufacturing facilities in Chennai, India.

  • 2000 - Moved the Chennai manufacturing facilities to Gummidipundi, India.

  • 2002 - Established a manufacturing site in Zhuhai, China.

  • 2004 – Purchased sales and manufacturing facility in Indaiatuba, Brazil. Opened sales and manufacturing facility in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • 2009 – Opened the second European manufacturing site in Veronella, Italy.

  • 2010 – Purchased encapsulation company and facility in Cavriago, Italy.

  • 2014 – Created a new regional headquarters in Johannesburg.

  • 2017 – Opened a state-of-the-art sales and manufacturing facility in Lipetsk, Russia. Acquired a beta-glucan manufacturing facility in Plymouth, Michigan, U.S.A.

  • 2018 – Acquired Garmon Chemicals, launching Kemin’s textile auxiliaries business unit, in the Republic of San Marino. Launched a new business unit, Kemin AquaScience™, to serve the aquaculture industry.

  • 2019 – Announced a new global vision and debuted a new logo to guide the company to 2042 and beyond. 

  • 2021 – Broke ground on a $4.5 million USD expansion of its headquarters and added solar panels to power its headquarters campus to align with its goal to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. 

  • 2022 – Celebrated “61 since ‘61” to commemorate the company’s founding in 1961. 

In 2017, Kemin invested more than USD $30 million to open a new worldwide headquarters building in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A. The headquarters is located near the wool barn where the company once manufactured its first products.