REPUBLIC OF SAN MARINO > U.S based Kemin Industries acquires Garmon Chemical, an international provider of chemical auxiliaries

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Kemin Industries, a global ingredient company is set to acquire the textile auxiliary business of Garmon Chemicals and its sister company, The Italian Job. Garmon Chemicals is an international supplier of chemical auxiliaries, innovation and creativity for garment processing. Kemin industries uses science for its global ingredient business to touch the lives of 3.8 billion people every day with its products and services. After the acquisition all apparel and textile customers will still be served exclusively by the Garmon brand.

While the acquisition is expected to further increase Garmon’s R&D scope, commercial penetration and service level in the global textile auxiliary market, Kemin will expected to benefit from the significant increase in market share and greater efficiencies. The Republic of San Marino will continue to be the brand’s global headquarters. Kemin will enter the textile business with this new acquisition.

According to Dr. Chris Nelson, President and CEO of Kemin Industries:

“Kemin first became interested in entering the textile auxiliaries industry based on the adjacent technologies the industry has in common with existing Kemin research and products. Garmon’s global reach, commitment to customer-driven R&D and unique marketing strategy cemented the decision for the acquisition to allow Kemin to enter the market.”

Maurizio Cappellini, President of Garmon Chemicals said the following about the acquisition:

“The fusion of Garmon’s undisputed know-how and market reputation along with the R&D power of Kemin and its global footprint is a new industry zeitgeist that provides customers throughout the apparel value chain with unprecedented innovation, solutions and business intimacy. Garmon and Kemin joining forces is a notable sign of the global collaboration trend that creates a positive impact when two companies join together and create success with a concentration of resources.”

About Garmon Chemicals

Established in 1982, Garmon chemical is a leading R&D and marketing company of chemical solutions, innovation and creativity for the denim and apparel industry.
Garmon has manufacturing facilities in San Marino, Brazil, China, India and Turkey and it operates in more than 30 countries through a network of subsidiaries and agents.

About Kemin Industries
With customers in more than 120 countries, Kemin Industries serves 3.8 billion people every day with its products and services. Kemin has 2,500 global employees worldwide which includes the employees in its manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and the United States. Founded in 1961 and headquartered in the U.S, Kemin is a privately held; family- owned and operated company. Some of businesses Kemin is involved are animal nutrition and health, and pet food technologies; dietary ingredients, food technologies, and personal care products; algae-sourced beta-glucan ingredients for immune support; biofuel and commercial greenhouse products.

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