25 March 2019 | News
Additional plant capacity will help meet increasing demand for animal protein industry in South Asia
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Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer focused on improving the quality of life for more than half the world's population, announced the expansion of its manufacturing facility in India, located in the SIPCOT industrial estate. This will allow Kemin to better serve the increasing demand for specialized nutritional ingredients that address the region's rapidly growing animal protein industry.
"South Asia plays a very important role in the global animal feed market, producing more than 35 million tons of compound feed. Due to rapid economic growth in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal, the overall demand for animal protein is increasing in the region," said Dr. Chris Nelson, President and CEO, Kemin Industries.
The new state-of-the-art facility is one of the most sophisticated plants in the global Kemin portfolio to produce metal propionate trace minerals. The new facility's "Integrated Organic Mineral Production System" ensures highly efficacious organic trace minerals in different combinations for animals. The production facility for liquid products is also significantly improved in the new facility. The facility has also received new certifications and endorsements to better serve Kemin Food Technologies customers in Asia.
"For more than 20 years, Kemin has established a strong footprint in South Asia feed production," said G S Ramesh, Group President, Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health. "As the demand for meat production increases in South Asia, the need for our value-added products is also growing tremendously. The additional capacity in Gummidipundi will equip us to meet the ever-increasing demand for Kemin's high-quality feed ingredients. As we begin outputting new products at this facility, we aim to work closely with our customers for the collective purpose of improving animal production efficiency."
With regional headquarters in Chennai, India, Kemin has been serving the animal protein industry in South Asia since 1998. The current headquarters includes a full-fledged manufacturing facility, quality control labs, research and development farms and a small pellet feed mill.