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Kemin global expansion continues in Belgium with new quality control laboratories, logistics office and warehouse

RW and Mary Nelson at the ribbon cutting in Herentals, Belgium

Opening ceremony at Kemin campus celebrates company’s continued investment in the region

HERENTALS, Belgium – May 9, 2016 – Delivering on its global growth plans, Kemin opened a new state-of-the-art quality control lab and 14.600 square meters of warehouse and logistics office space at the Kemin campus in Herentals, Belgium.

The opening ceremony provided the opportunity to tour the space, learn more about the added capabilities and why Kemin continues with its investments in Belgium and around the world.

“This investment is one of the many ways we signal our commitment to our customers,” said KP Philip, President of Kemins’ animal nutrition and health division in Europe. “This is a partnership and our part includes providing the technology, scientific expertise and continuous improvements to help our customers be more successful and more profitable.”

Kemin, founded 55 years ago, has a reputation for high standards and going above and beyond usual safety and quality requirements.  The new lab confirms Kemin's commitment to provide quality assurance tests of all incoming and outgoing materials and ingredients. Through proprietary, defined processes, such as raw material risk assessments, Kemin is able to provide products that are safe and of high quality.

“Our customers deserve the best of all the science and expertise we can bring,” said Dr. Chris Nelson, Kemin President and CEO. “In this case, the investments will enhance efforts around safety and quality by anticipating issues and reducing variability. It is part of fulfilling the promise of the Kemin brand.”

Kemin is a provider of ingredients for food and feed that improves the lives and health of people, pets and animals around the world. One trend of particular importance is the growing demand to provide high quality animal protein nutrition. The opening of the new quality control laboratory, logistics office and additional warehouse space is part of ensuring employees at the Kemin Campus, and their customers, have the best tools and can continue to grow.   

“Kemin has an ambitious growth plan that is only achieved if we are able to perform for our customers in a way that makes them successful and attracts others who wish to also have greater success,” said Philip. “Part of how we deliver at a higher level is through investing in tools and space as we are doing here on the Kemin campus in Herentals. In recent years, the volume flowing through the warehouse grew significantly and we clearly anticipate continued growth and are making investments accordingly.”

Kemin – Inspired Molecular Solutions™

Kemin (www.kemin.com) provides “inspired molecular solutions” specifically developed to provide nutrition and health benefits for humans and animals. Committed to feed and food safety, Kemin maintains top-of-the-line manufacturing facilities where approximately 500 specialty ingredients are made for the global feed and food industries as well as the health, nutrition and beauty markets. A privately held, family-owned and operated company, Kemin has nearly 2,000 employees and operates in more than 90 countries with manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Tin Mariën, +3214286200, tin.marien@kemin.com

 

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