DES MOINES, Iowa — Kemin Industries has struck a partnership with CRVAB Bio-technology Co., Ltd., an enzyme producer for the feed industry based in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China. The partnership will allow Kemin to expand globally in enzyme production and add fermentation capabilities.

"With this investment, we will be able to better serve more customers in the global feed enzymes markets and will become basic in enzyme production," said Chris Nelson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Kemin. "As a company founded on science and innovation to improve lives around the world, we are always searching for ways to create impact and this new partnership allows us to expand into areas like food and textile applications."

The new partnership will give the US company access to fermentation facilities in China as Kemin works to develop its new product portfolio including single and blended enzymes, as well as probiotic product pipelines. It will also allow Kemin to directly control its enzyme production and provide higher quality solutions to its customers.

"As the feed and animal production industry continues to evolve, customers are searching more aggressively for innovations that add real value," said GS Ramesh, president of Kemin Global Group, animal nutrition and health division. "Kemin continues to be the key driver of product and technology innovations globally. This new partnership will further strengthen our capability to quickly scale up new innovations, while maintaining our quality and safety standards for global regulatory requirements."

Kemin is a global ingredient manufacturer. Its portfolio offers more than 500 specialty ingredients for human and animal health, including pet food.

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