Kemin: New subsidiary in Russia

12-01-2016 | |
Kemin: New subsidiary in Russia
Kemin: New subsidiary in Russia

Kemin Industries has formed a new Kemin subsidiary in Russia: Kemin Industries (Lipetsk) LLC. It will operate in the Special Economic Zone of Lipetsk.

This development is 15 kilometers outside the town of Lipetsk and 438 kilometers southeast of Moscow. The company’s plan is to build a facility with manufacturing, administration offices, lunch room, quality lab security building and warehouses. The investment is one of many made since Kemin shared its 5-year expansion plan setting forth strategic investments for its operations in Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and the United States.

“As aggressive as we are on making these investments, the world’s population growth is equally aggressive,” said Dr. Chris Nelson, CEO of Kemin. “In our 50+ years of business, the need to provide high quality animal protein nutrition has never been greater. We must keep investing, innovating and growing to provide ingredients that improve the health and well-being of people and animals around the world.”

Construction to start this year, specialty feed ingredients

Construction of the new facility near Lipetsk is scheduled to begin in 2016 and be completed by spring 2017. Once construction is complete, Kemin will have the capacity to manufacture specialty feed ingredients including additional space to add new lines of manufacturing and different classes of solutions in the future.

“Russia is one of the largest animal feed markets in Europe producing 25 million tons of feed last year,” explained John Springate, Sr. vice president technology acquisition. “Localising manufacturing will reduce order to delivery time, ensure local availability of high quality feed ingredients, reduce supply chain risks due to transportation, and increase collaboration.”

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Emmy Koeleman Freelance editor