October 1, 2019 – Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, announces the appointment of Juan Neustadtel S.A.S. as its exclusive sales representative in Colombia. Juan Neustadtel is responsible for bringing Key’s high performance digital sorting, conveying and automation systems to food processors and other manufacturers.
“Juan Neustadtel is ideally suited to help Key expand its presence in Colombia. The food processing market here has been growing 10 percent a year for the last five years, and processors are eager to elevate product quality and increase yields with advanced equipment like our VERYX® digital sorters and Iso-Flo® vibratory conveyors,” said Bret Larreau, Director of InterCon Sales - Latin America and Asia Pacific at Key Technology. “Juan Neustadtel has the industry expertise, technical knowledge and company relationships to deliver tremendous value. Their culture of superior service and support aligns perfectly with Key’s commitment to being a trusted and knowledgeable partner to our customers.”
For over 65 years, Juan Neustadtel has specialized in bringing world-class processing and packaging equipment to food processors in Colombia. They have sales and service offices in Medellín and Bogotá, as well as a service office in Cali.
“International and Colombian food safety policies are requiring greater product quality, especially of exported foods,” said Juan Fernando Uribe, Commercial Director of Special Lines at Juan Neustadtel. “With Colombian processors increasingly focused on selling to global markets, we see an enormous opportunity for Key to help customers maximize their food safety while improving production efficiencies. We’re thrilled to represent Key – they have a reputation for innovative equipment, quality engineering and outstanding customer support.”
In addition to serving as Key’s exclusive sales representative in Colombia, Juan Neustadtel’s role will expand to include aftersales service, including spare parts support, in the near future.
About Key Technology, Inc.
Key Technology is a global leader in the design and manufacture of automation systems including digital sorters, conveyors and other 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. Key manufactures its products at its headquarters in Walla Walla, Washington, USA; Beusichem, the Netherlands; Hasselt, Belgium; and Redmond, Oregon, USA. Key’s domestic facilities are certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. 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. Key is a Duravant Company.
Headquartered in Downers Grove, IL, Duravant is a global engineered equipment company with manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Through their portfolio of operating companies, Duravant delivers trusted end-to-end process solutions for customers and partners through engineering and integration expertise, project management and operational excellence. With worldwide sales distribution and service networks, they provide immediate and lifetime aftermarket support to all the markets they serve in the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors. Duravant’s market-leading brands are synonymous with innovation, durability and reliability. Visit www.duravant.com.