ABOUT KCF TECHNOLOGIES

OUR START

KCF was founded in 2000 by three researchers from Penn State University and thrives on constant innovation. Our ongoing collaborations with Penn State and other institutions foster a commitment to continuous learning and growth. We effectively connect cutting-edge technologies with real world solutions that improve industrial facilities and the communities they serve for a sustainable future.

OUR MISSION

Our team is on a mission to transform American industry by solving critical Industry 4.0 problems through the convergence of technology and people. We develop smart, gritty solutions that tackle your toughest challenges. 


OUR VISION

Our vision is to enable our customers to achieve zero unplanned downtime events, zero workplace injuries, and zero waste by 2030. Watch below to hear from co-founder and CEO, Jeremy Frank, about the possibilities for the future of industry.

SMARTdiagnostics

Our exclusive technology, SMARTdiagnostics, enables you to transform your industrial site.
A simple design and easy-to-read analytics let you visualize the health of your critical assets remotely.

SENTRYsolutions

KCF’s SENTRYsolutions engineers work with you to install a custom SMARTdiagnostics system.
Our industry experts remotely monitor your assets and alert you to risks before a failure occurs.

QUICK FACTS

  • KCF was founded in November 2000 at Penn State University in State College, PA
  • The letters KCF represent the last names of our three founders: Professor Gary Koopmann, Dr. Weicheng Chen, and Dr. Jeremy Frank
  • The company has grown organically and remains private and employee-owned today
  • KCF is an American company. All of the hardware, software, and services are produced in the USA  
  • Our exponential growth has fueled job creation of more than 1,000% in under 10 years
  • KCF has received recognition and awards as a top SBIR contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense

2020 CENTRE COUNTY GREEN BUSINESS

KCF Technologies is excited to be a Centre County Green Business Partner! This program by the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority recognizes businesses in the community who prioritize recycling programs and make extra efforts to keep our environment healthy for sustainability. We enable our partners in industry to achieve less waste in the work that we do, and we’re proud to do our part as well. Our offices promote green choices by offering these resources:

  • Recycling bins and compost receptacles
  • Reusable cups, plates, and silverware for employees and visitors
  • Water coolers promote use of multi-use bottles or cups rather than single use
  • Dishwashers provided where possible to encourage washable dishware
  • LED, motion-activated lighting where possible
  • Monthly compensation for employees who walk, bike, or use mass transit

Click here to learn more about the CCRRA recycling resources.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

2020 TIP AWARD

2016 SHALEGAS
EH&S AWARD

KCF Technologies was presented with the 4th Annual Shale Gas Environmental, Health, & Safety (EH&S) Award by the Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center (SGICC).

2015 CBICC TECH
COMPANY OF THE YEAR

KCF Technologies won the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County’s (CBICC) Technology Company of the Year Award.

2014 SGICC
INNOVATION AWARD

KCF Technologies was one of four recipients of the Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center’s (SGICC) Shale Gas Innovation Award, receiving $25,000.

2008 BEST OF
SENSORS EXPO

KCF Technologies was awarded a Silver “Best of Sensors Expo” award in the Wireless Sensors Category for its Wireless Sensor Demonstration Pack.

2007 MOST
INNOVATIVE
ACCESSORY

Videoray presented KCF with the “‘Marcus Kolb’ Most Innovative Videoray Accessory” award at the 2007 Videoray international partnership symposium for its Smart Tether product.

ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS

Reach Us

In the Heart of Happy Valley.

336 S Fraser Street
State College, PA 16801

1 (814) 867-4097, Ext. 1

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