March 25, 2019

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Kemin Expands Animal Feed Ingredients Plant in India
Image courtesy of Kemin Industries

Specialty ingredients producer Kemin Industries is expanding its position in the South Asian animal feed market with the expansion of the firm’s production plant for feed ingredients at the SIPCOT Industrial Estate in Gummidipundi, India, a company press release announced Monday. 

“Due to rapid growth in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal, the overall demand for animal protein is increasing in the region,” Dr. Chris Nelson, president and chief executive officer of Kemin, said in a statement. “For this reason, we decided to invest and grow the capacity at our existing Gummidipundi plant near Chennai.”

Kemin’s new facility produces metal propionate trace minerals and features an “Integrated Organic Mineral Production System” to manufacture varying combinations of efficacious organic trace minerals for animal feed. Improved production capabilities for liquid products were also installed. 

“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,” G S Ramesh, group president of Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health, said in the release. 

A number of food and manufacturing certifications have been awarded to the new facility, including:

  • ISO 9001: 2015 – Development, manufacture, marketing and supply of feed and food additives

  • ISO 22000:2005 – Manufacturing (Processing, blending and packaging) of animal feed additives packed in bulk and retail packs

  • FSSC 22000:2005 – Manufacturing (Processing, blending, and packaging) of animal feed additives and food additives packed in bulk and retail packs

  • HALAL India and KOSHER Certificate – Manufacturing endorsement

  • Export Inspection Council Approved – To process and pack food additives for export to non-EU countries

“We are excited to bring new technologies into our production facility so we can provide customers the maximum benefits of our products,” said a statement by Dr. R Sureshkumar, president of Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health. “I am very glad we have added capacity to meet the growing regional expectations.”

Kemin’s regional headquarters is located in Chennai, India.

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