CHICAGO – Amlan International plans to open a wholly owned subsidiary in Shenzhen, China in 2014.

"We believe that increased personal technical service is important to maintaining and growing our business," said Dr. Ron Cravens, vice president of Amlan International. "We are building a local team of technical, marketing and logistics experts to provide mycotoxin analysis and lead discussions on how producers can reach peak performance in their livestock production facilities. We feel strongly that our experience in providing solutions that manage disease and optimize gut function will positively impact the market by bringing improved results to our customer's businesses."

The company sells disease management solutions for the animal-health and nutrition global-livestock market. The company's line of Calibrin mycotoxin/toxin binders has been available in China since 2011. Amlan International is the animal health and nutrition division of Oil-Dri Corporation of America.

"The success of our company lies in our ability to create value for our customers by understanding their concerns and delivering solutions that help them become more efficient," said Dan Jaffee, president of Oil-Dri Corporation of America. "We have seen positive results and customer growth since we entered the China market 10 years ago. We have been able to provide customers with proven toxin control products in China where over 50 percent of the world's pork protein is produced."