27 August 2018 | News
The partnership expands Heat and Control’s already large portfolio of processing and packaging solutions for fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, potato products, nuts, snacks, meats, poultry and seafood.
Under a new strategic partnership, Heat and Control will sell and service Key Technology’s digital sorters, vibratory conveyors and other automation systems in Australia, New Zealand and India.
The partnership expands Heat and Control’s already large portfolio of processing and packaging solutions for fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, potato products, nuts, snacks, meats, poultry and seafood. Key Technology’s line of equipment complements Heat and Control’s portfolio, giving processors access to a more complete line solution from a single source. Key will also leverage Heat and Control’s facilities in Australia and India to better support customers with demonstration and application testing capabilities, as well as local manufacturing to reduce shipping and expedite delivery of its products.
“Together, we can deliver added value to our customers through our combined industry expertise, extensive product offering, and strong infrastructure of sales and service organisations,” said Jack Ehren, President of Key Technology.
The partnership leverages Heat and Control’s sales and service organisation to sell and support Key’s equipment, including providing application testing, field service and spare parts, and the company will manufacture select Key-designed vibratory conveyors at its facilities in Australia and India.
Jim Strang, CEO of Asia/Pacific, Europe and Africa at Heat and Control, said “Key’s equipment, which includes their best-in-class 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.”