The centre will employ scientists to work in Kemin’s multiple industries, including human and animal nutrition and health and food technologies
Kemin Industries, a US-based global ingredient manufacturer, has opened a new Innovation and Technology Center at its regional headquarters in Zhuhai, China. The new facility will improve Kemin's capability to develop technologies and services to better meet customers' needs.
The new 4,200 sqm facility is an RMB 100 million ($14.2m) investment in Kemin's R&D in China. The centre will employ scientists to work in the multiple industries Kemin serves, including human and animal nutrition and health, aquaculture, food technologies, pet food, specialty crop improvement and more.
"This new laboratory will allow Kemin to harness the talent and creative thinking of Chinese scientists and the insights of our customers to develop the technologies they need," said Dr Chris Nelson, President and CEO of Kemin. "We must take the opportunity to tap into our local customer base to better understand their needs and the challenges they face. Opening a research and development center here prepares us to better meet the growing demands of our industries in the region and increase our global impact."
The new centre allows Kemin to be more responsive to changes in the Chinese market and provide localised products and solutions
Over the past 30 years, Kemin has become deeply rooted in China, and has had achievements in animal nutrition and health in the country, some of which have been expanded globally. Now, the new Innovation and Technology Center allows Kemin to be more responsive to changes in the Chinese market and provide localised products and solutions.
"The Innovation and Technology Center will improve both our research and development capabilities in China and the Customer Laboratory Services we offer. We can now provide a technical training centre to our customers as part of this new facility," said Dr Zhilin Gan, President, Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health – China.