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Key Technology, founded in 1948, is an international leader in the design and manufacture of process automation systems for the food processing, industrial and pharmaceutical markets.

Market conditions, including heightened concerns from consumers about food and pharmaceutical safety and quality, a world-wide shortage of cost-effective labor, and the demand for improved quality in products exported by developing countries, combine to drive Key Technology's growth.

The Company's products integrate advanced material-handling technologies with automated inspection systems that use lasers, visible and infrared light and extremely high-speed computer processing to identify and remove product defects and foreign materials from food, pharmaceuticals and other processed products.  Customers on six continents in over 81 countries rely on Key equipment to significantly improve product quality and safety, reduce operating costs through labor reduction, and increase process control capabilities that optimize production efficiencies. 

A publicly-held company, Key’s stock trades on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol KTEC.

Products and Services 

Market Segments

  • Focus Industries:  Key's strategy is to focus our resources on four targeted industries that will provide the highest potential for our product solutions - potatoes, processed vegetables and fruit, fresh-cut vegetable and leafy products, and pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals.
  • Additional Market Opportunities:  nuts, snacks, meat, poultry, coffee, tobacco, cereals, pet food, plastics, paper, and other products 

Core Strengths

  • Directed strategic investment in research and development to continuously deliver new solutions to the market
  • Dedication to strong customer relationships
  • Systematic exploration of new technoloogies that support our business strategies


Key Technology | 150 Avery Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362 USA