1969 - 1973
In 1969 AECI purchased the Kimfos company in Kimberley and started DCP production under the name Kimfos.
From 1969 to 1973 the company operated under the name of Kynoch Capex.
The company, Kynoch Feeds (Pty) Ltd, was registered in 1973.
During the period 1969 - 1996 the company manufactured and sold dicalcium phosphate, feed grade urea and a range of free choice supplements and concentrates for ruminants.
In 1975 a MDCP plant was built at Umbogintwini, south of Durban, and in 1976 Kynoch Feeds started exporting MDCP to Europe.
In 1996 the DCP plant in Kimberley was relocated to Umbogintwini and the business was restructured with only one manufacturing site at Umbogintwini where the current range of core products that are manufactured are: MDCP, Kalori 3000 and Phosphate supplements for ruminants.
In 1998 a joint venture company, KK Animal Nutrition was formed with Kemira Agro, a Finnish Company, and Kynoch Feeds.
In 2002, Kemira Agro acquired Kynoch Feeds, and the entire South African operation assumed the KK Animal Nutrition name and identity.
Today the Kemira Agro company, who changed their name to Kemira GrowHow in February 2003, is a diversified multi-national company, which has four business units, Food Chain Partner, Specialty Crop Care, Process Chemicals and of course Animal Nutrition, which operates globally in animal nutrition markets. Kemira GrowHow is committed to the international Sustainable Development programmes, and continued research work in close cooperation with research institute experts.
KK Animal Nutrition's products comply with the highest international standards. Therefore our clients, have the assurance that our products comply with same strict standards as the best products currently available on the international market. KK Animal Nutrition is ISO 9001 certified, showing our commitment to constantly delivering quality products according to specifications.
All of this, with the backing of an international company, Kemira GrowHow, sees KK Animal Nutrition as the new force in mineral nutrition.