As a specialist for innovative data entry systems, PrehKeyTec - a 100% subsidiary of PKT Verwaltungs GmbH - develops and produces high-quality cash point keyboards for the point-of-sale area. All over the world, PrehKeyTec’s products are being used, from retail to banking, to industrial and aviation applications. 

PrehKeyTec GmbH is certified to DIN EN ISO 9001 and 14001 quality standards, has many years of experience in design and manufacturing, and operates from its own manufacturing plant in Mellrichstadt, Northern Bavaria, offering true “Made in Germany” solutions.

Mission Statement

Intelligent mechatronics solutions for reliable data entry systems
in the area of point-of-service (POS) applications

For more than 35 years, we have been developing and producing premium-quality data entry systems in partnership with our customers. By using innovative product concepts and continuously expanding our core competencies, we will also be able to provide our customers data entry systems with excellent quality and functions for the point of sale in the future. 

In addition to the headquarters in Mellrichstadt (Germany), PrehKeyTec GmbH has sales branches in

  • France (Boulogne-Billancourt)
  • USA (Buffalo Grove, Illinois)

Furthermore, PrehKeyTec GmbH has a worldwide distributor network.

Quality policy at PrehKeyTec
An extensive quality policy enjoys the highest priority at PrehKeyTec. A stated goal of the managers is the continuous improvement of the quality and environmental management system, with the aim of attaining a Total Quality Management (TQM) system, resulting in zero-fault strategies for products and services.

The fundamentals of our quality policy can be downloaded here.

 Download Quality policy (only available in German)



Environmental, health and safety policies at PrehKeyTec
For PrehKeyTec, environmental protection is a deep-rooted obligation that we practice every day; the goal of our environmental protection policy is to contribute to ensuring that the natural means of subsistence are maintained for our employees, their families and the community.

The fundamentals of our environmental, health and safety policies can be downloaded. 

 Download EHS-policy 


DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

The company has been DIN EN ISO 9001:2015-certified
You can download the current certificate as a pdf here:

 Download Certification DIN EN ISO 9001:2015


ISO 14001:2015
The company has been DIN EN ISO 14001:2015-certified
You can download the current certificate as a pdf here:

 Download Certification DIN EN ISO 14001:2015


 Download AEO Certification




- Input Matters -

even after a century

PrehKeyTec is a brand which stands for excellent quality and many years of experience in different branches. Our short history of the company illustrates how all started and developed:

2019 100 Years Made in Germany
2017 More than 5,000,000 data input devices delivered by PrehKeyTec
2016 Production of multifunctional data input devices for security applications - banking, airline, industrial, retail and access control
More than 35 years providing high reliability solutions with failure rates less than 1%
2015 35 years of providing high quality data input devices, "Made in Germany" by PrehKeyTec
More than 100,000 OEM silicon data input keyboards delivered by PrehKeyTec
2014 Launch of the PKT 4000 intelligent document reader for banking, airline and retail markets
More than 1,500,000 MCI family keyboards delivered by PrehKeyTec
2013 Production of additional rugged silicone keyboards for industry, healthcare and logistics
2012 AEO authorized economic operator certification obtained
2012 Production of silicone surface keyboards for harsh and rugged environments
2011 Incorporation of our subsidiary PrehKeyTec Ltd. in UK
More than 1,000,000 MCI family data input keyboards delivered by PrehKeyTec
2010 Management takes over PrehKeyTec GmbH via MBO
More than 50,000 MW keyboards delivered by PrehKeyTec
2009 Introduction of data input solutions featuring capacitive touch technology for industrial and healthcare markets
2008 Introduction of data input solutions for the airline market
2007 Extension of the production and offices by moving the company to Mellrichstadt
More than 500,000 MCI family data input devices delivered by PrehKeyTec
2006 Launch of the Touchkey (combination keyboard and touchscreen)
2005 DIN ISO 9001 and DIN EN ISO 14000 performance certification obtained & 25 Years' experience in production and sales of data input devices
2004 PrehKeyTec GmbH established as daughter company of Preh GmbH for data input markets
2003 Launch of MCI keyboard series
2002 Incorporation of our subsidiary in France (now PrehKeyTec SAS) / Introduction of MW series for industry and logistics
2001 Amalgamation of all competences for data input devices in the company in preparation for the spin-off in 2004
2000 Introduction of the backlit keyboard MW 520
More than 500,000 MC keyboards delivered by Preh
1998 Launch of touch monitor solutions
1997 Launch of the FlatPOS PC / POS Commander PC
1996 Introduction of industry remote control IR
1995 Launch of MC keyboard series
More than 2,500,000 keypads delivered by Preh
1992 Launch of MR series
1991 Launch of WX series
1987 Production of plastic foil / membrane keyboard FTF 87/122
More than 1,000,000 keypads delivered by Preh
1986 Introduction of 19" rack mount keyboards / Industry PC-keyboard
1985 Launch of Graphic Commander Keyboard
1984 Introduction of bitmap graphic-data-input
1983 Incorporation of our subsidiary in the US (now PrehKeyTec Inc.) / Launch of NW-keypad
1982 Launch of PC Commander / PCI, AT 3 keyboards
1981 Introduction of Mac keyboards AK - Series
1980 Established the production and sales of data input devices.
1974 Incorporation of Preh Singapore PTE Ltd.
1919 Incorporation of the former parent company Preh.