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Kemin Industries Acquires GLF Ingredienti Alimentari
Acquisition of functional ingredient technology and extensive application know-how strengthens its position in the meat industry in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)

SAN BONIFACIO, Italy (February 23, 2024) – Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services, announced today its acquisition of GLF Ingredienti Alimentari S.r.l based in Parma, Italy. This acquisition strengthens the position of Kemin Food Technologies in the meat industry in EMEA by adding functional blends and yield enhancement technology with a high level of application know-how and technical service to its product offerings.

GLF Ingredienti Alimentari S.r.l. (GLF) was founded in 2010 by Gianluca Feraciti to produce dry, functional, semi-finished products to be applied in the food industry. The idea originated from his 30 years of experience in the field as a technical consultant for functional ingredients, merging cutting-edge application technology with technical excellence to provide customers with a wealth of experience and a direct support service and speed to market.

"Kemin Food Technologies is thrilled to welcome GLF into the Kemin family," said David Raveyre, Group President, Kemin Industries. “This acquisition marks a significant milestone in our strategic growth plan as Kemin looks to expand our products and services offering in meat applications in the EMEA region.” 

The GLF organization has been successfully built on its industry expertise and deep application knowledge that allows it to provide innovative, cost-effective, and ready-to-use solutions to its customer base in Italy. Kemin will continue to serve the Italian market while expanding the offering across EMEA and Kemin’s global food business. 

"We are excited to join forces with Kemin Industries and leverage our combined strengths in innovation, application, and technological expertise," said Gianluca Feraciti, founder of GLF. "Together, we will continue to deliver innovative solutions that address the evolving needs of the food industry while upholding the highest standards of quality and sustainability.”

As part of the acquisition, Kemin will integrate the operations of GLF into its existing EMEA business structure. The combined entity will remain committed to delivering exceptional value to customers while driving sustainable growth and innovation in the food market.

“This acquisition allows us to provide the industry with additional product offerings and expanded production capabilities,” said Daniele Abrate, President of Kemin Food Technologies – EMEA. “It will be a game changer for the growth of Kemin Food Technologies, offering great synergies with our existing yield enhancement technologies and legacy products for shelf life and food safety. GLF offers a strong portfolio of meat solutions and a meat lab used for application studies and technical support, allowing us to serve our customers with enhanced expertise.”

To learn more about the Kemin portfolio of ingredient solutions for yield enhancement, shelf-life extension, and food safety, click here.


About Kemin Industries

Kemin Industries ( is a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services. The company supplies over 500 specialty ingredients for human and animal health and nutrition, pet food, aquaculture, nutraceutical, food technologies, crop technologies, textile, biofuel, and animal vaccine industries.

For over half a century, Kemin has been dedicated to using applied science to address industry challenges and offer product solutions to customers in more than 120 countries. Kemin provides ingredients to feed a growing population with its commitment to the quality, safety, and efficacy of food, feed, and health-related products.

Established in 1961, Kemin is a privately held, family-owned-and-operated company with more than 3,000 global employees and operations in 90 countries, including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Italy, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, and the United States.

About GLF

GLF Ingredienti Alimentari S.r.l. (GLF), originated by Gianluca Feraciti, started in 2010 based on the premise of bringing semi-finished products to the food industry. GLF saw a need to merge application technologies with strong customer relationships. GLF prides itself on the 360-degree service that focuses on customer needs. In 2016, GLF received BRC and IFS certifications.

GLF partners with the customer in a technical way – bringing to the customers experience and professional support not only with raw materials (quality, functionality, and economics) but application and production support.

In November 2014 GLF inaugurated a new HQ that is 1700sqm equipped with three production areas. The R&D lab serves not only meat applications but also sauces, gravies, mayonnaise and ready to eat meals.

Media Contact:
Kelly De Vadder, Marketing Director, Kemin Food Technologies – EMEA |, +32 497 80 95 67