Key Technology & Heat and Control join forces to expand P&P offering

By Jenny Eagle

- Last updated on GMT

Key Technology VERYX digital sorters. Pic: Key Technology
Key Technology VERYX digital sorters. Pic: Key Technology
Key Technology has entered into a strategic partnership with Heat and Control to sell and service its digital sorters, vibratory conveyors and automation systems in Australia, New Zealand and India.

Effective immediately, the partnership means Heat and Control expands its portfolio of processing and packaging equipment for fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, potato products, nuts, snacks, meats, poultry and seafood.

Complementary technology

Jack Ehren, president, Key Technology, said its equipment is complementary to Heat and Control’s processing and packaging portfolio, giving processors access to a complete line from a single-source. 

Also, by leveraging Heat and Control’s facilities in Australia and India, Key can better support customers locally to reduce shipping and transport costs.
We have a long-standing history with Heat and Control that has now resulted in a collaborative partnership​,” said Ehren. 

Together, we can deliver added value to our customers through our combined industry expertise, extensive product offering and strong infrastructure of sales and service organizations​.”
The partnership leverages Heat and Control’s sales and service support, including application testing, field service and spare parts and the firm will manufacture select Key-designed vibratory conveyors at its facilities in Australia and India. 

VERYX digital sorters

Jim Strang, CEO, Asia/Pacific, Europe & Africa, Heat and Control, added Key products complement their own and they offer adjacent capabilities that target the same or similar product applications. 

Key’s equipment, which includes their VERYX digital sorters and Iso-Flo vibratory conveyors, is ideal for processors that want to elevate their product quality and food safety while improving efficiencies and yields in an increasingly competitive market​,” said Strang.
Key Technology, part of Duravant, is headquartered in Washington, US with facilities in Beusichem, the Netherlands; Hasselt, Belgium; and Redmond, Oregon, US.

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