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Key Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, sells, and services process automation systems integrating electro-optical inspection, sorting, and process systems in the United States and internationally. It provides automated inspection systems, including belt-fed sorters - Optyx, Tegra, and Manta that are primarily used in the fresh and frozen fruit, vegetable, and potato products segments; chute-fed sorters, such as the Visys Spyder, Visys Python, and Visys Cayman, as well as Taurys for sorting nuts, dried fruits, and frozen vegetables; Veo, an optical sorter for seed corn; Tobacco Sorter used in tobacco threshing and primary processing; and ADR, an automatic defect removal systems for use in the potato strip industry. The company also offers automated inspection equipment for solid dose pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals through its SYMETIX pharmaceutical product line. In addition, it provides conveying and processing equipment comprising Smart Shaker vibratory solutions, which include Iso-Flo, Impulse, and Horizon systems; rotary sizing and grading systems; and Turbo-Flo steam blanchers and SYMETIX equipment for pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. Further, the company offers preparation systems consisting of air cleaners and coolers, vegetable metering and blending systems, and bulk handling equipment, as well as conveying and preparation equipment; and integrated whole-line solutions. Additionally, it provides PROliance suite of support services, parts, protection plans, and training solutions; spare parts and post-sale field and telephone-based repair services; RemoteMD, a real-time condition and monitoring and diagnostics analysis tool for G6 optical sorters; and online training services covering optical inspection systems and vibratory conveyors. The company sells its products directly, as well as through independent sales representatives. Key Technology, Inc. was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Walla Walla, Washington.

547 Employees
Last Reported Date: 12/12/14
Founded in 1948

key technology inc (KTEC) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $300.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Total Annual Compensation: $200.0K
Chief Strategy Officer, President of EMEIA an...
Total Annual Compensation: $241.5K
Senior Vice President of New Products & Busin...
Total Annual Compensation: $230.0K
Senior Vice President of Global Sales
Total Annual Compensation: $224.9K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

key technology inc (KTEC) Key Developments

Key Technology Appoints H. J. K. Geling as Senior Director of Sales for EMEIA

Key Technology announced the appointment of H.J.K. (Eric) Geling to the position of Senior Director of Sales for the EMEIA Region. Geling is responsible for sales and channel development in Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa (EMEIA). He will manage the sales team that is responsible for all regional sales activities that bring Key’s digital sorters, conveying solutions, and process automation systems to food processors and other manufacturers. Prior to joining Key, Geling was with Heat and Control where he was the General Manager for their operations in North, Central, and Eastern Europe for eight years. Previously, he was Division Manager of the Florigo Division at BMA Nederland and prior to that, he was Division Manager at H&H Engineering. Geling brings 24 years of experience in the food processing industry to his position at Key. He holds an undergraduate degree in mechanical science from HTS in the Netherlands and an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University.

Key Technology to Cut About 4% of its Employees Worldwide in Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015

Key Technology announced that it will cut about 4% of its employees worldwide in second quarter of fiscal year 2015. The company expects this cost reduction to be fully implemented by the end third quarter, and expects to realize the payback of this charge within the same period.

Key Technology Introduces DateSort

Key Technology introduced DateSort, its new digital sorter for grading dates. This compact and mobile sorter combines mechanical pre-cleaning to remove foreign material with optical sorting to grade dates by size. As the lowest cost digital sorting system for dates, DateSort eliminates manual sorting and improves operating efficiencies. Compared to Optyx, which removes defects and FM, and grades dates by size and color at capacities of up to 8 metric tons (8.8 tons) of dates per hour, Key’s new DateSort is an entry level machine. Focused on accurate size grading and basic FM removal, DateSort handles 3 to 4 metric tons (3.3 to 4.4 tons) per hour. It is the world’s first gravity-fed sorter for dates and the first date sorter designed for use at receiving, where processors collect product from farmers. Varietals such as Medina dates and others that require grading only by size are effectively sorted by DateSort, enabling the use of this new technology as the only sorter required. Small processors looking for an affordable entry-level date sorter for size grading will also benefit from DateSort’s low cost and easy operation. Large processors with varietals that are graded by size and color and require the most rigorous FM and defect removal will continue to benefit from Key’s Optyx sorter. Processors that grade dates by size and color and wish to separate four grades in one pass can position DateSort upstream of a three-way Optyx. Here, DateSort will separate one grade by size and pass the remaining dates to Optyx, which separates them into three grades by size and color.


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