August 26, 2014 – Key Technology announces the appointment of Lenno Foodtech as its exclusive sale representative in the People’s Republic of China. Lenno is responsible for developing sales and providing customer service for Key’s digital sorters, conveyors, and process automation systems to food processors in China.
“China is an extremely important market to Key. We have a large installed base here, and we want to give these customers the highest level of support. We also have a fantastic opportunity to grow in this region with our wide variety of technologies, which includes the most complete source of chute- and belt-fed sorters that came together as a result of our merger with Visys last year,” said Steve Johnson, Senior Director Latin America and Asia Sales at Key Technology. “With Lenno’s food processing expertise, deep technical knowledge, and commitment to superior customer service, they are ideally suited to represent Key. We’re confident that Lenno will be a strong addition to our sales and service team.”
Lenno has many years of experience supplying and servicing food processing equipment in Key’s core market segments throughout China. Representing several world-class equipment suppliers that complement Key’s product line, Lenno offers customers a wide range of solutions from one source. Lenno maintains a demonstration and application testing facility in Beijing, which Key will help expand to showcase its solutions. In addition to developing sales, Lenno supports customers with installation, training, spare parts, and other services from their offices in Beijing and Shanghai.
“Key has a strong foundation in China and is demonstrating a real commitment to support and grow this market by partnering with us,” said Barry Han, General Manager of Lenno. “Many food processors in China are focused on improving their product quality while increasing production efficiencies and profits. This creates an enormous opportunity for Key. With their innovative technologies, high-quality engineering, and application expertise, Key is the ultimate partner of choice. We’re excited to represent them and deliver added value to food processors in China.”
About Key Technology, Inc.
Key Technology (NASDAQ: KTEC) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of process automation systems including digital sorters, conveyors, and processing equipment. Applying processing knowledge and application expertise, Key helps customers in the food processing and other industries improve quality, increase yield, and reduce cost. An ISO-9001 certified company, Key manufactures its products at its headquarters in Walla Walla, Washington, USA; and in Beusichem, the Netherlands; Hasselt, Belgium; and Redmond, Oregon, USA. Key offers customer demonstration and testing services at five locations including Walla Walla, Beusichem, and Hasselt as well as Sacramento, California, USA and Melbourne, Australia; and maintains a sales and service office in Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico.