Profile: John Bean Technologies Corp (JBT)
24 May 2019
John Bean Technologies Corporation (JBT), incorporated on May 12, 1994, is a technology solutions provider to the segments of the food and beverage industry with focus on proteins, liquid foods and automated system solutions. The Company operates through two segments: JBT FoodTech and JBT AeroTech. The JBT FoodTech segment designs, manufactures and services technologically food processing systems used for fruit juice production, frozen food production, in-container food production, automated systems and convenience food preparation by the food industry. The JBT AeroTech segment designs, manufactures and services technologically airport ground support and gate equipment and provides services for airport authorities; airlines, airfreight, and ground handling companies; the defense contractors, and other industries.
The product offerings of its FoodTech businesses include Protein, Liquid Foods and Automated Systems. JBT FoodTech provides solutions to its Protein customers that include chilling, mixing/grinding, injecting, marinating, tumbling, portioning, packaging, coating, frying, freezing and weighing for poultry, beef, pork and seafood, as well as ready-to-eat meals, fruits, vegetables, dairy and bakery products. Its product portfolio also includes X-ray food inspection systems, poultry-focused chilling solutions and packaging systems. Its Protein systems include Wolf-Tec Polar Dissolver brine preparation, IMAX injection, Polar Massager marination, Polar Flex Carve maceration, TMAX tenderization, TVI portion cutting systems, the DSI waterjet portioners, slicers and attribute scanner/sorters; the Stein coating and seasoning applicators, teflon coated Formcook Contact and Combi Cookers, THERMoFIN fryers, GYRoCOMPACT spiral ovens, JSO Jet Stream ovens; Double D Revoband linear ovens and cooking systems; Novus X-ray systems, and C.A.T. FATCAT chillers, ULTRACAT injectors, scales and weighing systems, GLACIERCAT freezers and Tipper Tie Clip packaging systems. Although its solutions are primarily used in the processing of meat and poultry (including nuggets, strips, and wings), it also provides systems that portion, coat or cook other food products ranging from breads and pizzas, seafood, and ready-to-eat meals to pet food. It also serves industrial, non-food customers, primarily for the adhesives, glues, silicone and industrial explosives industries.
The Company designs, assembles, tests and installs technologies under the Frigoscandia brand, which include the GYRoCOMPACT self-stacking spiral, the FLoFREEZE individual quick freezing (IQF) system, and the ADVANTEC linear/impingement freezing system, as well as flat product and contact freezers, chillers and proofers. It also offers a structure-supported Northfield SuperTRAK spiral freezer for packaged products. Its industrial freezers can be found in plants that are processing food products ranging from meat, seafood, and poultry to bakery products and ready-to-eat meals, fruits, vegetables and dairy products. Its Liquid Foods portfolio includes fruit and juice solutions that extract, concentrate and aseptically process citrus, tomato and other fruits, vegetables, and juices. It also includes in-container solutions for the filling, closing and preservation of fruits, vegetables, soups, sauces, dairy and pet food products, as well as ready-to-eat meals in a range of packages. Its product portfolio includes capabilities in the dairy and juice preservation and filling segments, as well as in customized skidded systems, mixing, batching and blending systems and tank and vessel manufacturing capabilities for an array of market segments.
The Company offers processing lines from primary juice extraction through end of line packaging. In the primary space, it supplies industrial citrus processing equipment. Its citrus processing solutions include citrus extractors, finishers, pulp systems, evaporators, and citrus ingredient recovery systems, as well as aseptic systems (including sterilizers, fillers and controls) integrated with bulk aseptic storage systems for not-from-concentrate orange juice. Its READYGo family of skid-mounted products includes solutions for aseptic sterilization and bulk filling, as well as ingredients and by-products recovery and clean-up systems. In addition to its industrial extractors, it also offers point of use Fresh'n Squeeze produce juicers. These juicers are used around the world in hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, convenience stores, quick service restaurants and juice bars.
The Company supplies fruit, vegetable, and juice processing equipment and aseptic sterilization and bulk filling systems. Its fruit, vegetable and juice processing lines consist of extraction, finishing, heating and mixing equipment, enzyme inactivators, evaporators, flash coolers, sterilizers and aseptic fillers. Its tomato processing lines are installed with processors throughout the tomato growing regions and produce a range of finished tomato products, including tomato paste, concentrates, peeled tomato products, diced tomatoes, salsa, pizza sauce, ketchup, and pureed and crushed tomatoes. Its aseptic processing lines are used in the bulk processing of a range of temperate and tropical fruits into juices, particulates, purees and concentrates. These fruit products are used as ingredients for dairy products (yogurts, smoothies, flavored milk and ice cream), bakery products and fruit-based beverages. It provides an integrated equipment and aftermarket service program, including the Bin Scrubber System, the Single Pass Dryer and Smart Dryer System, and additional ancillary produce processing technologies.
The Company supplies integrated industrial preservation systems that enable production of shelf stable foods in a range of flexible and rigid packages. These integrated solutions for the processing of shelf-stable food and liquid products include a line of continuous hydrostatic sterilizers, its continuous rotary sterilizers, Steam Water Spray static and SuperAgi batch retorts, XL-series fillers, SeamTec and X-series closers, material handling systems and LOG-TEC thermal process controls. It offers consulting services to help design food production processes. It also provides automated batch retorts, which can process an array of flexible and rigid packages, such as plastic pouches, cartons, glass and cans. Its solutions also include specialized material handling systems to automate the handling and tracking of processed and unprocessed containers. Additionally, it offers modeling software, as well as thermal processing controls that help its customers optimize and track their cooking processes to allow real time modifications in the case of process deviations.
JBT FoodTech provides standalone and fully integrated robotic automated guided vehicle systems for repetitive material movement requirements. The Company provides engineering services and simulations to evaluate the material handling requirements, standard and custom automated guided vehicle hardware and software, and standalone (JayBoT) and fully integrated system hardware and software for a solution that can be applied individually or across the entire customer enterprise. The Company provides aftermarket products, parts and services for all of its integrated food processing systems and equipment. It provides retrofits and refurbishments to accommodate changing operational requirements, and the Company supplies its own brand of food grade lubricants and cleaners designed for its equipment. The Company supplies packaging material components for its clip packaging customers in the form of metal clips and hanging loops.
The Company provides service to its customers, including the fulfillment of preventative maintenance agreements, consulting services, such as water treatment, corrosion monitoring control, food safety and process auditing. As part of its aftermarket program the Company also offers technology for enterprise asset management and real-time operations monitoring with its iOPS suite. The Company delivers industrial capacity equipment, which includes freezers, citrus juice extractors, preservation systems, coating systems and packaging systems. Its principal production facilities are located in the United States (Arkansas, California, Florida, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin), Brazil, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, South Africa and China.
The Company competes with Advanced Equipment Inc., Alit SRL, Allpax Products, Inc., Atlas Pacific Engineering Company, Inc., Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc., Brown International Corp., CFT S.p.A., Egemin Automation Inc., Elettric 80 S.p.a. Italia, Ferrum, Food Processing Equipment Company, FPS Process Foods Solutions, Marel hf., METALQUIMIA, S.A., Mettler-Toledo International, Inc., Morris & Associates, Inc., MYCOM, Middleby Corporation, Nantong Freezing Equipment Company, Ltd., Poly-clip system GmbH & Co. KG, Provisur Technologies, Inc., Scanico A/S, Shibuya Corporation, Starfrost, Statco Engineering, Steriflow SAS., Tetra Laval and Tecnopool S.p.A.
JBT AeroTech markets its solutions and services to domestic and international airport authorities, passenger airlines, airfreight and ground handling companies, military forces and defense contractors. The product offerings of its AeroTech businesses include Mobile Equipment, Fixed Equipment and Airport Services. JBT AeroTech's portfolio of mobile air transportation equipment includes commercial and military cargo loading, aircraft deicing, aircraft towing, and aircraft ground power and cooling systems. JBT AeroTech provides gate equipment for passenger boarding. JBT AeroTech includes the maintenance of airport equipment, systems and facilities. It offers a portfolio of systems, equipment, and services to airport authorities, airlines, air cargo handlers, ground handling companies, military customers and defense contractors. It supplies air cargo loaders, aircraft deicers, and mobile power and environmental air conditioning systems to commercial air passenger and freight carriers, ground handlers, military customers and defense contractors.
The Company's Commander and Ranger loaders service containerized narrow-body and wide-body jet aircraft and are available in a range of configurations. Its Tempest aircraft deicers offer a range of options. It manufactures and supplies an array of B-series conventional and Expeditor towbarless aircraft tow tractors for moving aircraft without consumption of jet fuel, mobile passenger steps for tarmac boarding and deplaning, and self-propelled transporters for pallet and container handling. Its electric powered product offering includes Commander cargo loaders, cargo transporters, conventional aircraft pushback tractors and passenger boarding steps. It also offers electric retrofit kits for its existing delivered base of diesel powered Commander cargo loaders.
The Company manufactures a range of sizes and configurations of auxiliary equipment, including 400 Hertz ground power and preconditioned air units that supply aircraft requirements for electrical power and cooled air circulation for the environmental control system (air-conditioning) and main engine starting during ground operations. Within mobile equipment, it also has a portfolio of military equipment, including a range of ground power air conditioning, aircraft air compressors, air start, and bleed air units for the United States Air Force, the United States Navy, international military forces, airframe manufacturers and defense contractors. It supplies airport gate equipment. Its Jetway passenger boarding bridges allow airlines and airport authorities to move passengers between the terminal building and the aircraft. Its passenger boarding bridges support a range of aircraft types, from regional aircraft up to the Airbus A380. Within fixed equipment, it also supplies point-of-use and mobile 400 Hertz and pre-conditioned air units. It also offers aircraft in-ground service pits to provide utility access on airport ramps, hangars and remote parking areas.
As of December 31, 2016, the Company had provided design and management of technical support programs supplied to airlines and airports at over 20 locations throughout the United States. Its specialty services include development of sustainable and value orientated operation, maintenance, and repair of in-line baggage handling systems, gate equipment, facilities and ground support equipment. It also offers technology for enterprise asset management and real-time operations monitoring with its iOPS suite. This product links alert management notification with mobile capability for automated work order generation, fault diagnosis, as well as immediate dispatch of service technicians. It provides aftermarket products, parts, and services for its installed base of JBT AeroTech equipment. It also provides retrofits to accommodate changing operational requirements and continuous, proactive service, including, in some cases, on-site technical personnel. As of December 31, 2016, JBT AeroTech products were delivered to more than 100 countries. To support this equipment, it had operations located throughout the world. Its principal production facilities are located in the United States (Florida and Utah), China, Mexico and Spain.
The Company competes with Cavotec SA, Elite Line Services Inc., ERMC, TwistAero, Global Ground Support LLC, Goldhofer AG, Illinois Tool Works Inc., Mallaghan Engineering Ltd, Pteris Global-Tianda Airport Support LTD, ThyssenKrupp AG, TLD Group SAS, Trepel Airport Equipment GmbH, Textron Inc., Vanderlande Industries B.V., Vestergaard Company A/S and Weihai Guangtai Airport Equipment Co., LTD.
John Bean Technologies Corp
70 W Madison, Suite 4400
CHICAGO IL 60602