KZCO Inc. began in 1976 with one product, the Hydra-Halt, a device that replaced manual control valves on fertilizer applicators with a new hydraulic remote-controlled valve. KZCO then became the first in the agriculture industry to bring an economical motorized ball valve concept to market.
Over the next decade, KZCO introduced a wide variety of other agriculture and industrial products. Over the last three years, sales have grown more than 50 percent, with both organic growth and sales in new markets.
In 2012, KZCO was awarded one of eight Global Innovation Awards from John Deere and in November of 2014, after three years of product development, testing and validation, KZCO released a new line of products into the turf industry with the Toro Company being one of KZCO´s newest customers.