Food manufacture Kemin Agrifoods China has begun the initial phases of a seven year long facility expansion program to its operation in Sanzao Town, Zhuhai.
Plans for the expansion began in April of 2008 when the company's existing production capacity and warehouse could not meet customer demands in China.
According to Dr. Zhilin Gan, the president of Kemin Agrifoods China, Kemin's business in China has more than doubled in the last few years with continued growth expected in the future. He added that the facility expansion will enable the company to better meet the growing demand for Kemin products in the region.
Construction has commenced on the initial phase of the overall expansion. When the first phase is complete in September 2009, the expanded facility will be nearly double the existing size, adding an additional 1,924 square meters of production and storage space.
With the addition to the production facility, Kemin China will have the space it needs to install new machinery which will enable the company to manufacture additional products and deliver customer orders in a timely manner. The expanded facility will provide additional employment opportunities to the local community.
When the final expansion is complete in 2015, Kemin China will also have added a food ingredients factory.