Blendtec is the commercial blender division of K-TEC. Over 20 years ago K-TEC began making home grain mills. Success with the grain mill led to the development of a home bread mixer. A blender was incorporated into the design of the bread mixer and the combination proved to be a huge hit. As the smoothie revolution was heating up in 1995, blending companies turned to K-TEC. The blender was adapted for commercial use and soon took the commercial market by storm.