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Food Technology Corporation texture analyzer system and accessories/fixtures

Leading supplier of food texture measurement solutions since 1966

  • Industry expertise
    An experienced management team that have been with the company over 25 years
  • Customer focus
    Understanding the needs and challenges of our customers
  • Extra value
    Great value solutions with in-house engineering and application specialists

How texture analyzers work

Incorporated in 1966

Food Technology Corporation (FTC) was formed in 1966 by Dr. Ahmed Kramer, Dr. B.A. Twigg, and General Kinetics Incorporated following the acquisition of ALLO Inc. and the rights to the Kramer Shear Press.

Our early products

The company was chartered to develop products for the food industry and over the years FTC produced many diverse lines including optical inspection systems for apple sauce and plastics, tomato harvesters and tomato brine sorters.

The food texture testing line has always been at the heart of the company.

In 1997 Food Technology's management purchased the company from General Kinetics.

FTC is now part of the Mecmesin Group and managed by a team that has been with the company for over 25 years.

Supporting our customers

From research and quality assurance, to the production floor and the grower’s field, FTC systems are relied upon each and every day to provide essential quality information to the food industry.

Our philosophy has always been to understand the needs and challenges of our customers first and foremost.

We never propose any system, accessory or piece of equipment unless it is assured to meet the customer’s requirement and expectations.

FTC has been the leading supplier of food texture measurement systems since 1966 for many reasons but mainly because they work.

Combined the outstanding quality built into every FTC product and our unparalleled customer service, the decision becomes very clear.

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Examples of foods, pet foods and cosmetic products for texture analysis

When it comes to texture... if you don’t measure it, you can’t control it!

Contact us to discuss your specific needs, or find a local distributor to arrange a demonstration.

Trusted by customers across the world

My first contact with FTC was through buying texture analyzer equipment as my area of interest is Rheology. We faced a problem operating the appliance. The company tried hard to help us through the internet, but the University thought it was better to send me to the company branch located in England. I received a highly advanced training course for 10 days free of charge. They provided me with programs that operate the equipment along with the information needed.

It was a great effort and outstanding support. I would like to thank Shirl Lakeway and FTC for providing me with this opportunity and for his continuous help. Finally, I encourage researchers who are interested in the physical properties of foods and dairy to choose FTC as it is a respectable and dependable company and offers the best deals concerning prices and training with different languages, such as Arabic for the Middle East.

Professor Hoda El-Zeini, Dairy Science and Agriculture University - Cairo, Egypt

I have found FTC to be an excellent partner for our company. In particular, it has been especially gratifying to work with Shirl Lakeway. Both creative and accommodating, he worked very hard with us to develop our projects.

I appreciate his commitment to our joint efforts and his open-minded approach. He and FTC have been exceptionally helpful.

Steve Antonius, Del Monte Foods

I have been using the TMS-Pro mechanical tester in our undergraduate biological materials property course for the past 3 years. The simple setup and operation of the TMS-Pro allows my students to focus on learning the theoretical underpinnings of mechanical properties instead of fighting with a finicky test system.

An added bonus is working with Shirl and his amazing team at Food Technology Corporation. They respond almost immediately to questions and inquiries and are always friendly and helpful. 

Jennifer (Melander) Keshwani, Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln