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JBT to highlight ability to help meet food sustainability challenges at ProPak Philippines

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The Philippines’ steadily growing economy and rapidly increasing population – which is now approaching 109 million – has brought with it an equally growing demand for safe, nutritious, resource efficient food. To help meet the challenges of both food sustainability and food safety, JBT is developing and providing solutions to support protein food manufacturers and processors in delivering improved options for consumers in the country.

JBT will use its presence at the second annual ProPak Philippines event, which takes place from February 5-7 at the World Trade Center, Manila, to showcase proven and trusted solutions as well as new technologies for the food and beverage industry that will ensure compliance to food safety and quality standards.

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In particular, JBT will focus on innovative solutions which can offer significant benefits for manufacturers and processors in the region, covering all aspects of processing from pasteurization through to cooking and freezing. On the freezing side, JBT will showcase the Frigoscandia range of freezing technologies from the brand which created the frozen foods market as we know it, while coating and cooking will be represented by the Stein, Double D and Formcook brands.

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When it comes to primary processing, JBT can provide a wide range of solutions, including DSI Waterjet Portioning, injection and marination solutions from Schröder, and poultry processing systems from the most recent addition to the JBT family, Prime Equipment Group.

High-pressure pasteurization from JBT Avure will also be highlighted at the stand, with visitors being given the chance to learn about a clean label technology that can double or triple shelf life without chemicals, additives or heat. 

JBT will be exhibiting at Stand K28 at Propak Philippines 2020 from February 5-7, 2020 in the World Trade Centre Metro Manila, Pasay City, The Philippines.

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Processing innovations and Customer Care: key focuses for JBT at IPPE 2020

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JBT’s renewed focus on Customer Care and cutting-edge primary and further processing technologies will be key elements of the JBT presence at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) 2020, which takes place in Atlanta, Georgia from January 28-30.

This year’s edition will see JBT bring a total of three booths to IPPE, comprising two, adjacent 5,000 sq ft booths: one focusing on raw product handling and the other on further processing, as well as a standalone site for one of the most recent additions to the JBT family, Prime Equipment Group.

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JBT Avure, the specialist in High Pressure Processing (HPP), will further augment the JBT presence with the participation of Avure’s Dr Errol Raghubeer in the 2020 IPPE TECHTalks. Dr Raghubeer, who has been involved in novel food processing technologies for over 25 years, will deliver a presentation examining High Pressure Pasteurization where ultra-high pressure purified water is used to keep packaged food pathogen-free to stay fresh longer. Foods processed in this way include everything from ready meals through to salads, seafood, fruits and vegetables, and baby food.

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JBT Marketing Communications Manager Toni Fant said: “We will be taking the opportunity of IPPE 2020 to showcase our expanding capabilities from primary to further processing, including those available through our recent acquisition Prime Equipment.

“We will also be featuring our commitment to customer care. With our recent shift from aftermarket support to an emphasis on customer care, we have brought on board a number of new personnel who will be helping us make that a big focus this year.”

JBT will be exhibiting at IPPE 2020 in Booths B5035, B5235 & B7219 (as Prime Equipment) at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia from January 28-30, 2020.

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JBT to showcase combined nut solutions at 2020 PTNPA Convention

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JBT will be showcasing its ability to deliver combined, turnkey pasteurization and roasting solutions across the nut category at the North American industry’s biggest event of the year, the Peanut & Tree Nut Processors Association (PTNPA) Convention 2020, which will be held from January 17-20 in Orlando, Florida. 

Unlike roasting in traditional dry conditions, the benefit of combined pasteurization and roasting through JBT’s JSP-I Jet Stream® Pasteurization System is that it enhances product quality, explains JBT Manager of Technology and Process Development, Ramesh Gunawardena. Drying in a controlled-humidity environment rather than a completely dry environment also takes a shorter time, meaning that throughput is increased at the same time.

The turnkey element comes into play, continues Gunawardena, because differences between nut types mean treatment and conditions have to be very different, explaining that too much heat can damage certain types of nuts. “We want to pasteurize the surface, not cook the product,” he says. However, irrespective of the process, Gunawardena emphasizes that JBT has the shortest pasteurization and drying times in the industry and as a result can ensure a smaller carbon footprint for customers.

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The JBT Stein JSP-I Jet Stream® Pasteurization System Compact

Emerging trends
The ability to roast, as well as pasteurize, all sorts of nuts from peanuts to almonds are strong trends in the industry, driven by practical as well as economic reasons. “These are emerging trends in the food business where processors can add value through roasting and introducing different blends or seasonings to enhance the mouth feel,” says Gunawardena. “JBT has developed treatment zones that deliver clean and dry products irrespective of the nut, which we combine with being able to offer a turnkey solution and attractive financing.

“What is new is we have added new nuts to the list of products that can be handled by our pasteurization and roasting solution, namely pecans and macademias.”

Gunawardena also stresses JBT’s ability to overcome any potential pitfalls due to the lack of an official mandate governing nut processing in the US. “JBT already follows validated, best practice protocols in the almond industry, meaning we can help ensure companies are already compliant on the day a mandate does come into force,” he says. “If and when the regulatory change takes place, we already have proven processes similar to those in the almond industry that is now being used by nut processors to deliver a safe product.”

JBT will be showcasing the JSP-I Jet Stream® Pasteurization System and the JSP-C Compact at Booth 33 at the PTNPA Convention 2020, which takes place at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida from January 17-20, 2020.

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From pasteurization to roasting: JBT highlights solutions at Almond Conference

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JBT is highlighting the combined roasting and pasteurization capabilities of a solution specially developed for the almond industry – the JBT Stein JSP-I Jet Stream® Pasteurization System (JSP-I) – at this month’s edition of the annual California almond industry showcase, The Almond Conference, which takes place in Sacramento until December 12.

JBT’s Stein JSP-I Jet Stream® Pasteurization System Compact delivers a pathogen-free product without altering the essential raw-like flavor and appearance. Ensuring gentle product handling with no skin damage, the JSP-I has been developed for high temperature, short-time pasteurization with a reliable, repeatable and consistent reduction of harmful bacteria.

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The JBT Stein JSP-I Jet Stream® Pasteurization System Compact

However, at this year’s conference, JBT will be highlighting another inbuilt capability – roasting – which will help customers meet international demand without having the switch systems. “We are opening up the capabilities of the machine, including recently testing roasting nuts for a customer through the pasteurizer, meaning they can carry out pasteurization and roasting in the same machine,” Harlan explains.

“Some customers want to be able to sell roasted almonds – they want roast color and roast flavor to the nuts – and we are able to do that with the JSP-I, whether that’s the small compact version or the large size, they have the same capability.”

JBT will be exhibiting at Booth 505 at The Almond Conference, which takes place at the Cal Expo center, Sacramento, California, until December 12.

JBT ready for Morocco’s poultry industry showcase

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JBT will be showcasing its innovative solutions for the poultry industry at the largest event of its kind for the sector in Morocco – Dawajine 2019 – which takes place in the city of Casablanca from November 26-28. The three-day exhibition covers every aspect of poultry processing from farming equipment through to processing, cooking, coating and packaging; all areas in which JBT is well represented.

As Kalid Saou, JBT’s Area Sales Manager for North Africa, explains, what sets Dawajine apart from other trade events of its ilk is the fact that it gives a real representation of the integrated nature of the poultry industry in Morocco; an industry where the company supplying the animal feed is often the same company doing the farming and the processing.

Kalid Saou says JBT will be taking the opportunity of having a presence at the show to highlight existing solutions for further processing, including the GYRoCOMPACT, which can efficiently freeze everything from pan fried chicken through to raw chicken breast and other pieces, as well as Schröder massaging technology and injectors, the industry standard for performance, consistency and reliability. 

JBT will also be highlighting one of the newest members of the JBT family, Prime Equipment Group, which became part of the company in June 2019. A manufacturer of turnkey primary and water re-use solutions to the poultry industry, Prime Equipment offers everything from quality control to chilling, deboning, skinning and portioning.

“Morocco is an important market for JBT and in terms of the poultry industry, it is really growing,” says Kalid Saou. “JBT has so many solutions we can provide to support poultry processors, from coating and cooking through to frying and freezing, that we will be highlighting at the show.”

JBT will be exhibiting in Hall 2, Stand 133 at Dawajine 2019, which takes place at the International Center for Conferences and Exhibitions of the Exchange Office, Casablanca, Morocco from November 26-28, 2019.

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JBT Financing Solutions: supporting business growth worldwide

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When it comes to acquiring food production equipment, financing solutions to support growth are few and far between, with banks and suppliers alike often reluctant to lend towards the purchase of new machinery or equipment. One major exception is JBT whose own finance group, JBT Equipment Finance, offers funding support at very competitive rates and structures to enable the leasing, purchase or refurbing of food and beverage processing technologies.

The only major machinery and equipment manufacturer and marketer that offers a captive finance option to customers, JBT through JBT Equipment Finance (JBTEF) facilitates access to credit often denied by banks for leasing or purchasing processing solutions. 

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“Unlike trucks or front-end loaders, food equipment and automated guided vehicles are unique assets that banks don’t readily understand, so they are generally uninterested in financing them,” explains Rich Cainan, JBT’s Director of Customer Finance. “If you are looking to buy a new freezer, oven, portioner or injector, Banks tend to be happy to let JBTEF do this financing. One of our most popular financing products is an Operating Lease that allows the customer to return or trade in equipment at the end of the term for a larger or more technologically advanced machine, something largely available only at JBT Equipment Finance”.

“We are also very competitive. It’s a rare day that a bank can beat our financing. So the other benefit to the customer is you are going to get the best deal from us.”

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JBT Financing works with “Mom & Pop” producers and also some of the biggest names in the global food and beverage industry. But regardless of size, JBT Financing’s most popular financing plan are operating leases with a capped purchase option; a popular structure, unavailable from banks, that was introduced in response to customer demand.

There are three options at maturity for caps, explains Cainan. The customer can buy the equipment for no more than the cap (normally 14%-18% of the leased equipment), they can renew the lease which could include a refurb paid for by JBTEF, or they can trade in or return the equipment, receiving replacement machinery from JBT in the process. 

“It’s a great deal for the customer and that’s why we do so much business,” says Cainan. “A lot of the time, customers are growing, and they need bigger and better equipment to meet that growth. But at the same time, they will be under pressure from the bank over growing inventory and  receivables.  Financing your JBT equipment with JBTEF is a great solution because we are complementary to the bank and we do not compete with the bank on their line of credit.”

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Covering costs
JBT Financing additionally offers significant benefits for new equipment. Typically, food processing equipment can have a build out time from 1-6 months. JBT Financing will fund the progress payments for the customer during assembly, offering a very competitive interest rate.

JBT Financing packages are not just limited to heavy duty machinery. JBT Financing solutions also cover soft costs, such as tax, installation and shipping, with JBTEF typically able to include 100% in their financing package. “This is a big deal because banks normally don’t want to finance soft costs or will usually ask for 20% in advance,” says Cainan. “In addition, we can include non-competing (non-JBT) equipment as part of the financing package. That means JBTEF will finance the entire new production line and most soft costs – something our competitors do not offer.”

JBT Financing Solutions are available directly from JBT Equipment Finance or from allied partners worldwide.

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