Key Technology, founded in 1948, is the trusted partner to over 3,100 customers in 81 countries, providing process automation systems for the food processing and other non-food processing industries.
The Company develops and manufactures automated digital sorting systems and integrates them with our advanced material handling technologies to provide complete solutions for processors of food and other processed products. Our digital sorting solutions utilize a wide array of sensor technologies, including multi-spectral lasers, color and infrared cameras, and hyperspectral technology. Sensor data is analyzed through specialized processing applications, leveraging our proprietary software and algorithms. This data is used to intelligently identify and remove defects and foreign materials, and manage product characteristics to maximize customer product quality and increase their process yields.
A publicly-held company, Key’s stock trades on The NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol KTEC. Key is also an ISO-9001 certified company.
Key Technology’s ability to offer integrated smart system solutions, including both digital sorting and advanced material handling technologies, is unique and a strong differentiator for the company’s market position.
Factors defining the Company’s served markets include demand for continuously improved yield and process optimization, a rapidly changing world market that seeks ever-increasing levels of automation and interconnectivity, and evolving and higher consumer expectations concerning food safety and quality.
Market Strategy: Key's strategy is to focus our resources on three core markets that will provide the highest potential for our product solutions: potatoes, processed vegetables and fruit, and nuts and dried fruit.
Adjacent Market Opportunities: Key will pursue opportunities for near- and long-term growth by selectively penetrating high-potential adjacent markets. These may include snacks, fresh and frozen berries, seed corn, tobacco, coffee, wine grapes, cereals, pet food, and other products.