KSE, founded in 1973, is established by the Smulders family as Kempenservice Elektrotechniek B.V. in Hapert, the Netherlands. The company was initially established as electrical installation company for regional customers in utility, horticulture, stables and compound feed factories.
Coppens animal nutrition in Hoogeloon - NL was the first major customer and through that order KSE came in contact with the animal feed industry. In 1988, Coppens ordered a new factory. This time in Helmond - NL. For this order, KSE provided the total automation. This led to an accelerated growth of KSE.
In 1993, KSE became the market leader in the Netherlands in the field of industrial automation in the animal feed industry. To make sure the customer produce consistently high quality nutrition, KSE needed to understand and control the complete production process. Therefor they developed the automation software PROMAS; a process management system now used worldwide.
KSE extended its products and services with designing factories, developing programs for PLC, advisory work and developing computer programs. This caused a breakthrough and KSE became one of the leading providers of industrial process controllers. By adding the company Alfra Dosing and weighing systems BV (formerly Stork-Alfra) to KSE in 1997, internationalization was a fact. Alfra, the specialist in the field of dosing and weighing, is known for more than 75 years for its optimal solutions in the accurate dosing and weighing of dry materials.
In 1999 KSE moved from Hapert to Bladel. The new building was located next to Alfra Dosing and weighing systems BV. This year it also started with building mechatronic applications with the tool OA (Object Automation), an object oriented operating system. This is a very advanced system which is already used in hundreds of projects around the world.
In September 2004, the sales and design activities of Alfra Dosing and weighing systems and all industrial activities of KSE grouped in KSE Protech B.V. By combining the Alfra know-how with the KSE service work and existing expertise, a multidisciplinary company was created.
Since 2009, the activities are proceed under the name KSE Process Technology B.V. This names fits better to the activities and reflects the international character of KSE.
Today KSE is known as the PremixMineral and animal feed industry specialist with proven international experience in delivering process solutions. This by offering a complete package of products and services for the mechanization and automation of industrial processes. KSE has two product ranges; the ALFRA dosing and weighing machines and the PROMASST automation software.