Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80% of the world with its products and services, has opened new offices and a distribution center in Mexico based in Guadalajara, Jalisco.
For nearly 30 years, Kemin has been growing its business within Mexico and Central America and this new location will offer improved service and solutions to better serve its customers. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held 17 May 2022, which included Kemin's worldwide executive team and members of the Nelson family who founded Kemin in 1961, Libby Nelson and Kimberly Nelson.
The event was also attended by several elected officials, including principal commercial officer, Patrick Krissek, and Juan Herrera, senior commercial specialist, both from the US commercial service, a division of the US Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration, and Alfonso Ruíz Cobo, general director of the Mexican Dairy Federation. Post-ceremony, customers and partners toured the new facilities that will support Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health, Kemin Pet Food & Rendering Technologies, and Kemin Food Technologies.
"Our new, enhanced facilities greatly support our long-term business goals and will uniquely position Kemin within Mexico and Central America," said Alejandro Romero, a newly hired Country Manager for Kemin Mexico who leads the sales team. "These new facilities are just one of many ways Kemin is investing in this market to continue to provide the highest-quality services and personalized solutions to our customers."
The new state-of-the-art, 36,000-square-foot building has 5,800 square feet of office space that can accommodate up to 40 team members and includes conference rooms that will allow Kemin customers, stakeholders, and partners to collaborate at the facility. The new product distribution warehouse can hold more than 1,000 metric tonnes of product and features a dedicated Kemin Application Solutions (KAS) area to build, pilot, and demonstrate customer-tailored systems for optimal product application.
"The Kemin Mexico team is excited about the opportunity to expand our footprint, grow our team and offer more solution-oriented products to our customers in the Mexico and Central America regions," stated recently promoted operations manager, Guillermo Garcia.
To help support the growth in Mexico, Kemin made strategic shifts in their leadership team. In addition to Romero and Garcia, Kemin has promoted Gloria Noriega to Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager for Mexico and Central America. Noriega serves as the official government liaison for the country's regulatory authority and represents Kemin as part of the company's membership with Consejo Nacional de Fabricantes de Alimentos Balanceados y de la Nutrición Animal, AC (CONAFAB).