About Kemin

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

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

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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.

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.

Our Company 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.

  • 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.

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.

Our Company 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.

The Kemin Vision

At Kemin, change is a way of life, a core value of our company. That’s especially important 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. This expanded global population will consume 2/3 more animal protein than it does today, which is being driven by income growth around the world.

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

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