It all started way back in 1972, when RJ Herbert Engineering Ltd. was founded. Through its Herbert Agriculture Division, the company
developed a highly respectable position in the market as a manufacturer of high-quality machinery and became market leader in fresh produce handling systems for the agricultural and fresh industries.
With over 40 years’ experience and expertise in the agricultural technology sector, Herbert products are more than just ‘a machine’. They are developed as specialized tailor-made solutions and advanced core concepts that produce unparalleled added value. Unmatched in the industry.
In July 2016 the Agriculture and Freshpack Division was acquired by Herbert BV in The Netherlands, protecting the interests of all clients and continuing the legacy of RJ Herbert.
With over 40 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry, Herbert products are renowned for being high quality produce handling equipment, with a core focus on root crops. The scope of the Herbert products ranges from single units to total integrated solution systems. Our products all come with a proven track record in complete project management. From clever initial designs to manufacturing, installation, commissioning and – of course – a smooth and trustworthy after sales service.
In January 2020, Herbert Solutions BV was acquired by Key Technology.
Following the acquisition, the Herbert brand will remain as a product brand for all Herbert products, both mechanical and optical. They are now positioned as a dedicated product group under the Key Technology corporate brand.
The existing Herbert structure including all employees and offices will remain unchanged.
On top of our existing structure and sales network, all Herbert product customers will now also have access to the global Key Technology sales and service network.
With offices, demo centers, R&D teams, a SupportPro service organization and channel partners all over the world, this will allow us to be even closer and more responsive to our existing customers and partners.
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.
Key Technology, in turn, is part of the Food Processing Division of the Duravant Group of Companies (link naar . A second layer of reliability and trust that puts Herbert in a very strong position for a bright future.