Sanimax gets the maximum out of dead animals and oil traps. The company reclaims materials, such as animal by-products and used cooking oils, and turns them into products, such as tallow, glycerin, gelatins, proteins, leather, and biofuels. The company renders by-products of the food and meat industries. It provides food, farm, and industrial ingredients; tans leather; and produces biodiesel. The company's customers include businesses in the pharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetics, leather, energy, animal-feed, and pet-food sectors. Sanimax has operations in the US, Canada, and Mexico. The firm in late 2009 sold off its operations in the Great Lakes region to by-products recycling behemoth Darling International.
The acquisition included Sanimax's rendering, grease collection, and trap servicing businesses in Indiana and Ohio, as well as facilities in Kendallville, Indiana, and Cleveland, Ohio. Also part of the transaction was Sanimax's collection routes in Pennsylvania and the lower part of Michigan.
Sanimax still boasts about 15 locations across North America; its products are supplied to customers worldwide. The renderer has grown its business during the past few years through acquisitions. Thanks to purchases of US Proteins, Environmental Bio-Fuels, and A&A Grease, Sanimax has expanded its core rendering and restaurant-services businesses.