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KMC Controls was founded in 1969 by Ken Kreuter as Kreuter Manufacturing Company marketing damper actuators, pneumatic-electric switches, and logic relays through private label contracts with OEM partners. The KMC product line grew to include variable air volume controllers and actuators. By 1989, KMC had expanded into its 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility in New Paris, Indiana.

In 1996, KMC became a global distributor. Sales growth in international markets brought about a new era of expansion and product development. The company earned ISO 9001 certification in 1997 and released its esteemed line of BACnet® open-protocol controllers in 2004.

Today, KMC continues to market innovative and intuitive solutions developed by responsive and supportive people. With a focus on quality and a dedication to open platform systems and support, KMC is well-positioned to capitalize upon technological advancement to drive growth in new markets.


1969

1969

Founded by Ken Kreuter in 1969 as Kreuter Manufacturing Company, KMC quickly established itself as a premiere provider of damper actuators, pneumatic-electric switches, and logic relays for original equipment manufacturers.
1970s

1970s

KMC product line expands to include variable air volume (VAV) pneumatic controllers and actuators.
1980s

1980s

KMC experiences rapid growth requiring three additions to its production facility, including the addition of CAD machines and computerized manufacturing. KMC’s first digital control offerings are released.
1990s

1990s

Expansion continues as KMC obtains ISO 9001 certification and becomes a global company. KMC’s first configuration software is released.
2000s

2000s

KMC releases its award-winning line of BACnet®-protocol direct digital controllers and develops its TotalControl™ front-end software.
2010s

2010s

KMC releases its KMC Conquest™ line of BACnet direct digital controllers, KMC Connect™ configuration utility, KMC Converge™ NiagaraAX® application, and KMC Connect Lite™ near field communication (NFC) mobile application. The company forms strategic partnerships with Intel® and Dell and develops KMC Commander™, a revolutionary platform for connecting building automation systems to the Internet of Things (IoT).