Sales, Business Development & Consulting - technically advanced products and systems
Specialized in Industrial Automation and Capital Equipment / Machinery

Unique Expertise & Value

KeyXTech mission is to offers a fast and efficient way to establish a non-US company in North America minimizing time to market, risk and cost. We will build a stable customer base and a successful business together with our clients in North-America.

KeyXTech’s activities are primarily new technologies, industrial automation and capital equipment. Typically, we work with companies that offer technologically advanced products / systems. Examples are sensors and navigation systems for AGVs and mobile robots, material handling, capital equipment and other high-tech machinery.

Many non US-companies struggle entering the US-market. On first sight, this market seems to be familiar due to modern media, communication and ease of travel, but in reality, the US-market is very different from most other markets in the world. Ca. 80% of all non-US companies face tremendous difficulties in the beginning, lose time and money and typically start over after two years.

KeyXTech can help to avoid such costly adventures and develop a customized market entry and growth strategy for our clients.

KeyXTech offerings include:

  • Sales.
  • Business development.
  • Consulting.
  • Market Entry into North America.
  • Commercialization of new technologies.
  • Taking US-business to the next level.
  • Finding and qualification of suppliers.
  • and more.

Background & Highlights

KeyXTech was founded by its President, Matthias Otto. Prior to KeyXTech, he served as President & CEO of Leuze electronic, Inc. (opto-electronic sensors, machine safe guarding and safety systems), which he established as a supplier for industrial automation products in North America.

Additionally, Mr. Otto built the Machinery Division for Uhlmann Packaging System (pharmaceutical packaging machinery) as Director & COO Machinery Division in the US from scratch and restructured and returned Koerber Medipak (packaging machinery OEM, formerly Kloeckner) as VP Technology and Operations to profitability.

Early in his career, Mr. Otto worked for Barmag AG (textile machinery) in Germany as an R&D and Design Engineer. In 1995, he transferred to American Barmag in Charlotte, NC, where he ran the custom engineering group as Engineering Manager and developed and installed textile machinery (systems to produce man-made fiber) worldwide.

Mr. Otto earned a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Hannover, Germany (Dipl.-Ing. Maschinenbau). He also holds six patents in the area of machinery design and one in packaging design.