Heat and Control and Key Technology have entered into a strategic partnership to support customers in Australia, New Zealand and India.

Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, has appointed Heat and Control as its exclusive agent to sell and service Key’s high-performance digital sorters, vibratory conveyors and other automation systems.

The partnership leverages Heat and Control’s sales and service organisation to sell and support Key’s equipment in the defined regions, including providing application testing, field service and spare parts.

Heat and Control will also manufacture select Key-designed vibratory conveyors at its facilities in Australia and India in strict accordance with Key’s specifications.

Key Technology’s line of equipment complements Heat and Control’s processing and packaging portfolio, giving processors access to a more complete line solution from a single source.

By leveraging Heat and Control’s facilities in Australia and India, Key can better support customers with demonstration and application testing capabilities as well as local manufacturing to reduce shipping and expedite delivery of Key’s products, according to the company.

“We have a long-standing history with Heat and Control that has now resulted in a collaborative partnership to deliver innovative, optimised solutions to processors in Australia, New Zealand and India,” Jack Ehren, Key Technology president said.

By adding Key Technology equipment to their product offering in Australia, New Zealand and India, Heat and Control has expanded its portfolio of processing and packaging solutions.

Heat and Control now provides a wider range of solutions for manufacturers of fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, potato products, nuts, snacks, meats, poultry, seafood and other food products in Australia, New Zealand and India.

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