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Key Technology acquires Herbert Solutions, expanding its potato processing equipment portfolio

Key Technology acquires Herbert Solution, expanding its potato processing equipment portfolio

Herbert has established itself as a leader in serving the root crop and fresh produce markets with an assortment of industry leading sorting, washing and handling solutions.

January 8, 2020
Key Technology, a leading global designer and manufacturer of digital sorting, inspection, conveying and other processing equipment, and a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, has acquired Herbert Solutions, enhancing its portfolio of potato and vegetable equipment solutions.

Herbert has established itself as a leader in serving the root crop and fresh produce markets with an assortment of industry leading sorting, washing and handling solutions. They are headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The acquisition further strengthens Key’s position in its core potato and vegetable market segments.

Louis Vintro, Co-President at Key Technology:

“The combination of Herbert’s expertise in handling and sorting whole products and Key’s strong presence in processed potato and vegetable solutions creates a complimentary fit between our two companies.”

“It will enable us to offer an even broader set of integrated solutions that will benefit our customers’ product quality, production efficiency and overall yield.”
Mark Verschuren, Herbert’s former owner, sees the partnership delivering strategic advantages to customers worldwide.

Mark Verschuren:

“Both companies have always had a strong focus on customer relationships.”

“Herbert customers will now get access to Key’s strong global footprint and sales network.”

“For service and technical support, they can now rely on Duravant’s global SupportPro organization.”
Herbert Solutions will become a product brand within the Key’s overall portfolio of potato and vegetable solutions.

Mark Verschuren will move into the role of Product Sales Manager for Herbert and continue to lead Herbert’s commercial efforts as well as play a prominent role in the development of new product solutions.
Companies in this Article
Key's potato processing equipment includes optical inspection systems, laser sorters, sizing, grading, and packaging conveyors, and revolutionary Automatic Defect Removal (ADR®) systems. Our extensive line of technology helps operations worldwide meet quality, safety, and capacity demands every day.
Herbert is a manufacturer of quality handling systems for the agricultural, fresh pack and food processing industry, with focus on the potato industry
Duravant - Headquartered in Downers Grove, IL, United States - is a global automation and engineered equipment company with manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia.