About Us

At Kem Krest we’re inspired by hardworking people who want to impact our industry and community. Our team members are the key to our company’s success and essential to its promise: Customer Focused, Solutions Driven.

Mission Statement

Businesses rely on Kem Krest to deliver comprehensive solutions to meet every need. There is no fulfillment problem we can’t solve… together.

PURPOSE Statement

Partners in innovation for a better future.

Our Core Values

Stay
Scrappy

  • Help businesses win, make our community better, and make our team stronger, any chance you get.
  • Drive work forward that creates impact. Build trust by creating meaningful relationships and impactful solutions.

Make An Impact

  • Be humble and hungry in pursuit of solving new challenges.
  • Collaborate to design innovative solutions despite obstacles.
  • Courageously embrace ambiguity.
  • Find a way.

Choose Empathy

  • Genuinely seek to understand and respect other’s perspectives.
  • Drive stronger teams and decision making by valuing and incorporating diverse viewpoints.
  • Make the choice to be a steady, empathetic force in the face of challenges.

Learn. Share. Repeat.

  • Foster a curious mindset.
  • Actively learn from each other and new experiences.
  • Share your knowledge and wisdom to develop others.
  • Repeat often.

Deliver
Results

  • Be accountable and implement customer-centric solutions that deliver value not only to our business,
    but to each other.
  • Commit to the outcome and relentlessly pursue the end goal.

RECOGNITIONS & AWARDS

GM Supplier of the Year Award:
2012, 2014 & 2021

This award recognizes the significant contributions of GM’s suppliers as part of the company’s global product and performance achievement. The winners represent GM’s view of the best the automotive industry has to offer in innovative technology, superior quality, outstanding launch support, crisis management and competitive total enterprise cost solutions.

Top Minority Owned Business

DiversityBusiness.com recognizes the top 500 diversity-owned businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services.

Inc. 500 | 5000

The Inc. 500|5000 Award recognizes the 5000 fastest-growing, privately held companies in America.

Indiana Companies to Watch

Indiana Companies to Watch celebrates high-performing, second-stage companies in the state. Known for their performance in the marketplace, innovative products, unique processes or philanthropic actions, these companies represent a wide range of industries from all corners of Indiana.

BKD Indiana Excellence Award

The BKD Indiana Excellence Awards program recognizes business excellence, rewarding organizations that demonstrate a commitment to business excellence through improvement of a product, service or business practice. The program is founded on the concept that improving business improves Indiana, making it a better place to live, work and play.

CERTIFICATIONS

ISO 9001

An quality management standard that provides guidance to ensure products and services meet customer requirements.

IndianaMichiganWisconsin

ISO 14001

An environmental standard that provides practical tools for companies to manage their environmental responsibilities.

Michigan

IATF 16949

A technical specification for quality management and certification systems throughout the global automotive supply chain.

Michigan

NMSDC & IMSDC

The National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC) provides a direct link between corporate America and minority-owned businesses. IMDSC is an affiliate of the NMSDC.

JCP

Joint Certification Program required by the US Department of Defense and the Canadian Department of National Defense.

IATA

International Air Transport Association certification.

ITAR

The US government requires all manufacturers of defense services to be International Traffic in Arms Regulations certified.

hISTORY

Kem Krest Established

APG, founded by Satish Shah, acquires Kem Krest.

GM Program Management Launch

Kem Krest manages ad-hoc chemical and accessory programs for General Motors Service and Parts Organization (GMSPO).

GM Full Program Management Awarded

Kem Krest awarded all General Motors service chemicals in the United States.

GM Canada Programs

Kem Krest awarded GM Canada Chemical Distribution.

Awarded GM Supplier of the Year

Kem Krest is awarded GM Supplier of the Year. This award is reserved for suppliers that distinguish themselves by going above and beyond General Motor's requirements.

Awarded GM Supplier of the Year

Kem Krest is awarded GM Supplier of the Year. This award is reserved for suppliers that distinguish themselves by going above and beyond General Motor's requirements.

Amish Shah Joins Kem Krest

Amish Shah joins Kem Krest after graduating from Indiana University. (Amish began his career in an outside sales position, becoming manager of the Quality Department by 1997, and President by 2000.)

Achieved QS9000 Certification

Kem Krest was one of the first fulfillment companies to become QS9000 certified.

Mays Canada Acquisition

Kem Krest acquires Mays Canada.

APG Sells to KCP

APG (including Kem Krest) sells to KCP (KIK Products).

BKD Indiana Excellence Award

Kem Krest awarded the BKD Indiana Excellence Award which recognizes business excellence.

Amish Shah Purchases Kem Krest

Amish Shah purchases Kem Krest from KIK with 175,000 square feet of warehouse space at 4 locations, employing 35 full time associates.

Headquarters Relocated

Kem Krest Headquarters moves from the KIK facility on Superior Street in Elkhart to a new facility on Toledo Road.

NEW PROGRAMS AWARDED

Kem Krest is awarded Hyundai Chemicals and launches Valspar. Next comes Nissan and significant growth in General Motors Accessories business.

NEW 5 YEAR STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION

Kem Krest creates a new 5 year strategy with specific focus to service only OEM's in Automotive, Agriculture and Powersports industries.

ESTABLISHED KEM KREST DEFENSE

Kem Krest Defense was created to service the Defense industry.

Recognized With Inc. 500 | 5000 Award

Kem Krest recognized with the Inc. 500|5000 Award, given to the 5000 fastest-growing, privately help companies in America.

Awarded Top Diverse Supplier

Kem Krest was awarded Top Diverse Supplier by Diversity Business.

AWARDED GM SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Kem Krest is awarded GM Supplier of the Year. This award is reserved for suppliers that distinguish themselves by going above and beyond General Motor's requirements.

Awarded GM Supplier of the Year

Kem Krest is once again awarded GM Supplier of the Year. This award is reserved for suppliers that distinguish themselves by going above and beyond General Motor's requirements.

Excelda Manufacturing Acquisition

Excelda Manufacturing was founded in 1930, headquartered in Brighton, Michigan. Specializing in product development, blending, packaging and fulfillment helps Kem Krest service a wide variety of industries around the globe.

Unified Solutions, Inc. Acquisition

Unified Solutions Inc., headquartered in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, provides packaging services that include shrink wrapping, automated bagging and multiple component kit assembly mostly for Harley Davidson.

FCA Chemicals Launch

Kem Krest is awarded and launches Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Chemicals program.

Kem Krest Continues to Grow

Kem Krest has 1,500,000 square feet of warehouse space, 450 full time associates, and over 100 temporary workers that all help to service 30+ customers.

KEM KREST AWARDED GM SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

General Motors recognized Kem Krest as a 2021 Supplier of the Year. GM celebrated honorees at its 30th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony.

Stellantis Supplier Diversity Excellence Award

Kem Krest is awarded the Stellantis Supplier Diversity Excellence Award in the Aftermarket Purchasing Division.

HEAVY-DUTY ACQUISITION

Kem Krest acquired Telamon's heavy-duty division, located in Carmel, Indiana, to strengthen and expand its capabilities into more complex assembly and kitting in the heavy-duty space.