K-Tec Systems is a global engineering company, and distributor of advanced control and automation technology with over 28 years of experience. Founded in 1989 in Pontiac, Michigan by our President, Catherine Koch, a young energetic single working mother, K-Temp Control Systems was the original name of the company. The K in K-Temp stands for Kelvin, a temperature starting point of absolute zero which represents Cathy's journey, who started this business with nothing.

With K-Tec Systems President’s marketing background and sales experience in this sector, the company started as a manufacturers’ representative selling wire, infrared sensors, and silicon controlled rectifiers. After building a cash reserve, K-Temp soon began operating as a non-stocking distributor, adding temperature controllers, thermocouples, and other test equipment to its expertise.


One of K-Temp’s first achievements was securing a blanket order from General Motors. From this point on, the company grew exponentially in the automotive sector, and also in the plastic industry. 


In 1995, K-Temp moved to Southfield, Michigan and was no longer a manufacturer representative, but a non-stocking distributor. Its growth expanded into Ohio, presenting new opportunities with chemical, food, and aerospace industry customers.


By 2004, with the shift in the industry towards Internet buying, K-Temp focused on hands-on customer service and full integration with custom engineered solutions. K-Temp understood that companies needing temperature, pressure, and flow technology were vast, and the opportunity to offer more comprehensive solutions in the industry was its niche. In 2008, K-Temp Control Systems was changed to K-Tec Systems and relocated to Farmington Hills.


Throughout the decades, K-Tec Systems has expanded its network and engineering expertise to suppliers and customers. Today K-Tec Systems specializes in seamlessly integrating temperature, pressure, and flow solutions. 


K-Tec Systems is a privately owned WBENC and WOSB certified company that shares a deep sense of pride with a firm commitment to quality and service. K-Tec Systems has a responsibility to its clients to provide the most efficient and environmentally safe products and solutions. K-Tec’s goal is to make sure its customers have what they need on time, on budget, and with the highest possible quality.