Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer, has opened an innovation and technology center at its regional headquarters in Zhuhai, China. The new facility will improve Kemin’s capability to develop leading technologies and services to better meet customers’ needs. The new 4,200-square-meter facility is a $14.3 million investment in Kemin’s research and development in China. The center 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 Chris Nelson, president and CEO, 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.”
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