About Keystone

About Keystone

Lean on Keystone to help your business thrive. Combining Sysco’s foodservice knowledge with Ecolab’s cleaning and sanitation expertise, Keystone can help you run a clean and safe operation.

The Keystone Promise

Sysco and Ecolab have joined forces to bring you Keystone, a complete cleaning, sanitation and food safety program that provides our customers with peace of mind through exceptional service and care. Focused on minimizing costs while increasing profitability, Keystone brings you innovative products and services that will help protect your brand, keep your customers safe and satisfied, and support your continued business success.


The Keystone brand launches

A way to provide independent restauranteurs with innovative quality solutions in smaller pack sizes that are convenient for their business.


Keystone Pot & Pan launches

Customers needed a three-comp sink solution that was easy-to-use and produced superior results comparable or better than any solutions in the market.

February 2011: Cleaning Procedures Guide

Easy-to-read and highly visual step-by-step instructions on how to clean everything in a restaurant including how long it will take, what tools and products are needed and what personal protective equipment is needed.


August 2012: Keystone Greaselift™

Customers look to improve cleaning performance while keeping employees safe. Keystone Greaselift™, which penetrates baked-on grease and doesn’t require gloves or goggles when using, fills that need.


January 2013: The Keystone website launches

Cleanwithkeystone.com serves as the one-stop shop for product information, customer and demo videos as well as interactive tools to help you find the products you need.

April 2013: Antimicrobial Fruit and Vegetable Treatment (Keystone) Launches:

To help protect our customers against growing food safety concerns, this Fruit and Vegetable wash reduces 99.9% of the pathogens E. coli, Listeria and Salmonella* in produce wash water, reducing harmful pathogens on the surface of fresh cut produce and reduces spoilage organisms, helping fresh produce last longer.

December 2013: Keystone Floor Cleaner RTU launches

Customers need a way to control cost and have an easy-to-use solution when washing floors. Keystone Floor Cleaner RTU, which comes in pre-portioned packets, answers that need.


January 2014: Add to the Order (ATTO) introduced

ATTO gives both Sysco SCs and Ecolab Reps the ability to place customer orders, while keeping the other partner 100% in the loop. No matter how the order is placed, the order will arrive on the next scheduled delivery.

October 2014: Keystone Sanitizing Wash ‘n Walk launches

Market trends trigger a need to increase food safety practices. Sanitizing Wash ‘n Walk helps address issues such as floor-to-counter cross contamination, all while saving time and energy.


March 2015: Mobile Solids Dispenser launches

Customers wanted to control their costs without hooking up a big dispenser. Mobile Solids Dispenser controls the dilution of chemicals so customers are in compliance with health department inspections.


January 2016: Keystone Vigoroso Lavender Multi-Surface Cleaner RTU Launches

The perception of clean is closely tied to smell with guests determining their overall impression of an establishment based on the first things they see and smell. The lavender scent of Keystone Vigoroso Lavender Multi-Surface Cleaner RTU shows customers’ guests that cleanliness is a priority.

June 2016: Peroxide Disinfectant and Glass Cleaner RTU (Keystone) Launches

Cleaning is the last thing a customer wants to think about. We simplified the cleaning process by enabling customers to use just one EPA-registered disinfectant on a variety of surfaces with streak-free performance on glass. The disinfectant kills key pathogens including Norovirus, Staph, H1N1, Listeria and MRSA, helping to protect our customers and their customers.


September 2018: Express Fryer Cleaner Launches

By eliminating the boil-out step, Keystone revolutionized the cleaning of fryers with Express Fryer Cleaner. The new cleaning procedure is a simpler, safer and faster way to clean fryers than the traditional boil-out method.


April 2023 - Keystone Rapid Multi-Surface Disinfectant Cleaner Launches

Customers wanted to improve operations to be more efficient. We helped to instill confidence with easy cleaning with our Rapid Multi Surface Disinfectant Cleaner. This flexible 4-in-1 disinfectant cleaner is effective on high touch point hard surfaces, helping to simplify cleaning with one product across various spaces and surfaces.

April 2023 (via CES) - Keystone Scrub Less Enzymatic 2-in-1 Detergent & Presoak Launches

A new SOAP-er Hero has arrived. Keystone's concentrated manual detergent and presoak helps take the labor out of the dishcleaning process. This special forumlation helps break down proteins and starches, for less time scrubbing or sending items through the dishwasher multiple times.

October 2023 - Ready-to-Use Rapid Multi Surface Disinfectant Cleaner Launches

To help improve cleaning efficiencies, we introduced Rapid Ready-To-Use to further create clean, inviting spaces.


Feb/Mar 2024 - Keystone No Rinse Alkaline Floor Cleaner

Keystone introduced one floor cleaning solution for the entire restaurant. A high-performance alkaline floor cleaner that is compatible with various flooring for cleaning in both front-of-house and back-of-house spaces.

Stay tuned for more great things from keystone.

The Keystone Partnership

Enjoy unmatched service from two trusted experts, whose sales and service teams’ goal is to help you secure your reputation. Keystone combines the foodservice knowledge of Sysco, with the cleaning and sanitization expertise of Ecolab. Our experienced and dedicated sales teams provide you personalized support to help you run a clean and safe operation.

Keystone FAQs

Who and what is Ecolab?

Ecolab—the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies as well as services that protect people and vital resources—was founded in 1923 and has grown to 48,000 employees worldwide. Serving customers in 170-plus countries at more than a million different locations around the world, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and onsite service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Ecolab boasts 1,600 scientists and holds more than 7,700 patents for its industry-leading innovations.

Who and what is Sysco?

Sysco, which operates almost 200 distribution facilities serving roughly 425,000 customers, is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries.

Why is new product innovation so important to Keystone and its customers?

Better cleaning with less effort begins with hard science. We continually work with and listen to our customers, collecting insights around cleaning and the sanitation challenges they face. We then look to our Global Research and Development team to create innovative products by applying better chemistry—all with the goal of solving our customers’ problems. In short, the Keystone brand is grounded in the same leading-edge technologies Ecolab brings to global foodservice and hospitality operators.

What makes ordering Keystone products so easy and convenient?

Keystone offers solutions keeping our customers in mind. Our chemistry comes in smaller pack sizes to help reduce your inventory footprint. These solutions are offered via the convenient ordering and delivery through Sysco, which means “one stop” ordering for you.

When it comes to cleaning and sanitation, what kind of impact do Keystone products have?

In the last 12 months, thousands of customers have relied on Keystone products to make the following possible:

  • Number of racks washed: 760,793,870
  • Number of floors cleaned: 10,481,987
  • Number of fryers cleaned: 1,452,270
  • Pairs of hands washed: 808,674,245
  • Number of pots and pans washed: 537,532,741
  • Number of bathrooms cleaned: 39,731,984


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