History

1979
Kem Krest Established

APG, founded by Satish Shah, acquires Kem Krest.

1980
GM Program Management Launch

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

1990
GM Full Program Management Awarded

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

1992
GM Canada Programs

Kem Krest awarded GM Canada Chemical Distribution.

1993
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.

1994
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.

1996
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.)

1998
Achieved QS9000 Certification

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

2004
Mays Canada Acquisition

Kem Krest acquires Mays Canada.

2005
APG Sells to KCP

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

2005
Dave Weaver Joins Kem Krest

Dave Weaver joins Kem Krest after graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Finance & Qualitative Economics.

2006
BKD Indiana Excellence Award

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

2008
Amish Shah & Dave Weaver Purchase Kem Krest

Working together, Amish Shah and Dave Weaver purchase Kem Krest from KIK with 175,000 square feet of warehouse space at 4 locations, employing 35 full time associates.

2009
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.

2009
Established Kem Krest Defense

Kem Krest Defense was created to service the Defense industry.

2009
Headquarters Relocated

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

2009
New Programs Awarded

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

2011
Recognized As Top Company To Watch

Kem Krest recognized as Indiana Companies To Watch by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC).

2011
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.

2011
Bristol Warehouse Added

Bristol warehouse is purchased, with Ford and General Motors accessories moved to this new facility.

2012
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.

2012
Awarded Top Diverse Supplier

Kem Krest was awarded Top Diverse Supplier by Diversity Business.

2012
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.

2012
Headquarters Relocated

Kem Krest Headquarters and main warehouse move from Toledo Road to the current facility on Magnum Drive in Elkhart.

2014
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.

2015
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.

2016
Unified Solutions, Inc. Acquisition

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

2017
FCA Chemicals Launch

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

2018
Kem Krest Continues to Grow

Kem Krest has 1,200,000 square feet of warehouse space, 450 full time associates, and over 100 temporary workers that all help to service 30+ customers.